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Increase Median Household Income to NC Benchmark

Focus Area: Vibrant Economy

Economic Development


Goal: Increase average wage for Buncombe County incentivized projects

Goal Description: Buncombe County average wages lag behind the state while cost of living continues to increase. Buncombe County can incentivize higher wages through usage of the Economic Development policy.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q4

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HHS - Economic Services


Goal: Increase household income for STEP graduates

Goal Description: The Skills, Training, and Education Program (STEP) is a collaboration between Buncombe County and A-B Tech that connects food and nutrition services recipients the opportunity to take continuing education courses at AB tech at no cost. Tuition, fees, books, supplies, and testing are all covered by the program. Job search assistance is provided by the STEP Career Resource Center. The goal is to increase the average wage of STEP graduates entering employment.

Reporting Frequency: Annual Reporting Period: Q1

Most Recently Reported Results

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Rafael Baptista

Strategy & Innovation Department
200 College Street
Asheville, NC 28801

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