Asheville, NC (Jan. 23, 2019) – It’s 2040. What kind of future will the greater Asheville community have? Buncombe County residents are invited to help envision the future by completing the AVL Greater Community Survey, part of the AVL Greater strategic foresight process being led by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re leading an effort to plan for a future we can all be proud of,” said Kit Cramer, president and CEO of the Asheville Chamber. “We invite everyone in the community to share their input on what the community needs to be doing now to ensure a bright future.”
The survey can be accessed at www.avlgreater.org and takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous. As an incentive, respondents will be entered in a weekly drawing for a $25 gift card.
Working with futurist Rebecca Ryan of NEXT Generation Consulting, Inc., AVL Greater encompasses the Asheville Chamber’s process for development of a five-year economic development strategic plan. AVL Greater takes an even broader view by bringing together a wide cross-section of community members to explore trends facing the community and to envision the future. The AVL Greater Community Survey builds on over 600 volunteer hours already invested and will be used to help set priorities.
“With AVL Greater, we’re taking a 20-year view of our future that will result in not just an economic development plan but a vision for the community that we invite other organizations to share,” Cramer said.
To learn more about AVL Greater and to take the survey, visit avlgreater.org.
About the Asheville Chamber
For more than 120 years, the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce has supported the community by growing jobs, advocating for a business-friendly environment and helping businesses thrive. The Asheville Chamber consists of nearly 1,700 member organizations (representing more than 80,000 employees) who are dedicated to building community through business. Located at 36 Montford Avenue, the Asheville Chamber is also home to the Asheville Visitor Center, serving more than 200,000 visitors each year, and to the Asheville Shop, showcasing many local products and Asheville gifts. Learn more at ashevillechamber.org.