Asheville retail sales have grown rapidly in the last 15 years. How does Asheville compare with other North Carolina cities? Does Asheville get back from the state its fair share of the sales taxes it generates? How do those tax dollars get divided up between Buncombe County and Asheville? What is Asheville’s regional economic role, in Western North Carolina?
Here are some answers, analysis and opinions from Asheville Downtown Association’s Vice President Joe Minicozzi, who is an urban planner.
For more information on the Asheville Downtown Association, visit http://www.ashevilledowntown.org/
— Thanks to Scrutiny Hooligans for the links. http://scrutinyhooligans.us/2010/02/25/the-state-of-downtown/