Jeff Lacker (right), president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and Josh Dorfman (left), director of entrepreneurial development at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, shared moderating duties at Wednesday's roundtable, which drew nearly 20 locals. Photo by Kat McReynolds

Tech talk: the Federal Reserve holds an Asheville roundtable

Several representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond gathered in an A-B Tech classroom Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8, to host a discussion among local business owners. “This has been a fascinating visit for us,” said bank president Jeff Lacker. “It’s a really unique part of our district and country.” The bank serves the Federal Reserve’s […]

Build jobs, not buildings

Asheville has been getting a lot of new buildings around town, in such places as UNCA, Asheville High, AB-Tech and the courthouse. Where is the money coming from to fund all these? You guessed it: job cuts. The state is also reducing or cutting much-needed mental-health services across the North Carolina. UNCA cut staff or […]

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UPDATE: Buncombe County Commissioners PASS public vote on AB-Tech tax hike

At this evening’s Jan. 18 meeting, the Buncombe County County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to put a one-quarter-of-1-cent sales-tax increase on the ballot to help fund $129 million in building improvements at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. The measure is now set to go up for a public vote on Election Day, Nov. 8.