Economic and Community Development  

February 2014 Newsletter  
Transition to Implementation

 In mid-January, a team of individuals from our region represented the GroWNC project at the Sustainable Communities Leadership Academy: Transition to Implementation, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Land of Sky Regional Council applied for and received a scholarship to sponsor our participation in the Leadership Academy.  The Leadership Academy should help our region be well-positioned to begin implementing the strategies identified through GroWNC.  For more information about GroWNC, please visit  Utah street scene

Webinar:  Small Town Economic Development

On Wednesday, February 5, Land of Sky Regional Council will host a webinar on Small Town Economic Development from 2:00 - 3:15pm.  


Click here to read NADO's "Vibrant Rural Communities" case studies series, which highlights nine small town and rural communities that have embraced a variety of innovative economic development strategies. 


Please RSVP to if you wish to attend the webinar at the Land of Sky offices. 

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Land of Sky Regional Council * 828.251.6622 
339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140 * Asheville, NC 28806

To help fulfil the Council's Mission, the ECD department conducts planning, economic, and community development services for our local governments and communities.  The goal of the department is to meet the needs and desires of our region now and into the future. 

Upcoming Events
and Meetings 
GroWNC Land Use Modeling Workshop from 1:00-2:30pm. RSVP to
RPO TCC Meeting, 10am at Land of Sky
MPO TCC Meeting, 11am at Land of Sky
RSVP here
MPO Board Meeting, 12:30 at Land of Sky, RSVP here
Carolina Recycling Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show.  Registration here.

Buncombe County Community Transportation Advisory Board Meeting, 10:00am at Land of Sky offices
Funding Opportunities

Community Waste Reduction and Recycling Grant Program accepting proposals. Information here. 

Our mission is to provide

  creative regional solutions 

to relevant and emerging issues in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties while providing a standard of excellence in the delivery of federal, state, and regional services for our member communities.  

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