What does that mean? For Explore Asheville, it means we aim to: Extend a genuine invitation to Black (BIPOC) travelers and other diverse audiences including LGBTQ visitors – connecting them with local neighborhoods, businesses and entrepreneurs – creating more opportunities for all to win.
It also means we will: Support product development, place making and community connections, enabling new experiences and business opportunities throughout our community. (Examples include Explore Asheville's support of the YMI Cultural Center and the African American Heritage Trail through our community grant program).
We’re pleased to support several events this week that are consistent with this strategic imperative, and to share information about some other community opportunities. Read on to learn more!