As one who has worked in economic and workforce development for many years, I am writing to express my personal and unequivocal support for A-B Tech’s sales-tax referendum in November. A-B Tech provides the support, services and education that our community needs to be economically viable. The funds that will be generated through the quarter-cent tax will provide A-B Tech the necessary infrastructure to continue to provide economic and workforce development leadership we need in our community.
I know these are difficult times for many of our citizens. However, people would be in far worse shape without the preparation A-B Tech offers. It has provided years of higher education and workforce training to this community.
The quarter-cent sales tax will not be a major burden on any individual family, but collectively will add up to help A-B Tech create the facilities and programs that will help Buncombe County grow. This is something that I wholeheartedly support.
I will be casting my vote for A-B Tech on Nov. 8 and I urge others to do the same.
— Kit Cramer
Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce