Increase median household income to NC benchmark
Creating a robust economic landscape
Status Indicators for Most Recently Reported Results: On Target | Caution | Below Plan | No Information
Buncombe County average wages lag behind the state while cost of living continues to increase. Buncombe County can incentize higher wages through usage of the Economic Development policy.
HHS - Econ. Services
The Skills, Training, and Education Program (STEP) is a collaboration between Buncombe County and A-B Tech that connects food and nutrition services recipients the opportunity to take continuing education courses at AB tech at no cost. Tuition, fees, books, supplies, and testing are all covered by the program. Job search assistance is provided by the STEP Career Resource Center. The goal is to increase the average wage of STEP graduates entering employment.