Strategy BE6.1 : Identify ways to increase coordination and collaboration across the five counties in their efforts to attract and retain businesses, including expanding the network of resources available for new and relocating businesses.
Economic developers throughout the region should partner together to develop a one-stop shop for businesses interested in moving or expanding to the GroWNC region. By providing information and resources at a regional level, individual jurisdictions can work together to attract and retain employers. An one-stop shop reduces the number of points of contact a company has to make and facilitates the decision-making process. Existing resources, such as the Resource Toolbox and Community Connections provided by the Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition, should be expanded to all five counties.