Asheville | The Problem/Challenge

The Problem/Challenge

Our society is often divided by politics, geography, race and income. Trust – in each other, the media, and public institutions – is waning as we struggle to find common ground.

In order to improve economic competitiveness and quality of life, North Carolina’s cities and towns need residents invested and engaged in community life.

Strong civic engagement is important for the social and economic success of a community. Caring about where we live increases the odds that we will invest, spend, and hire there. When all parts of a community work together, we are better equipped to solve problems for all community members.