March 17, 2020

Important Announcement for Mountain BizWorks Borrowers

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impacts, we’re deferring April payments for existing Mountain BizWorks loan clients.


March 13, 2020

Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced plans to offer low-interest disaster relief loans to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19.


December 19, 2019

Client Success Story: Carolina Leg Co. Puts Best Foot Forward

“We grew up around furniture manufacturing. It’s in our blood. It’s our passion,” said Hunter Munday, one-half of the brother duo that launched Carolina […]


October 10, 2019

Press Release: New Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director Announced

  Asheville Outdoor Industry Professional Announced as North Carolina’s New Outdoor Recreation Industry Office Director at Outdoor Economy Conference Amy Allison, co-founder of the […]


July 23, 2019

1,250 Jobs and More: 2019 Impact Survey Highlights

Local Businesses Assisted by Mountain BizWorks Provide Significant Community Impacts in 2019 Each year Mountain BizWorks surveys clients who have been active within the […]


December 17, 2018

Client Success Story: UpStaff Personnel

Anthony Thomas is poised to revitalize the Asheville workforce with his revolutionary social enterprise, UpStaff Personnel. UpStaff Personnel grew out of the staffing program […]


December 3, 2018

Mountain BizWorks & IPDC Expand Entrepreneurial Services, Announce Rutherfordton Pop-Up Office

The effort, made possible by a USDA grant, will provide tailored small business lending and peer learning programs. Forest City, November 29, 2018 – […]


November 1, 2018

Capital Bank funds help propel Mountain BizWorks Growing Outdoors Initiative

ASHEVILLE, NC, Nov. 1, 2018 – Capital Bank announced today that Mountain BizWorks has received a $400,000 investment to support small businesses lending in […]


October 11, 2018

Regional Partnership Expanding WNC’s Outdoor Industry Receives $940K in Funding from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Program

Funding to advance businesses, jobs, and innovation within the region’s growing outdoor industry from workforce training to a new fund for rural outdoor entrepreneurs […]


October 4, 2018

New Funding Announced to Support Craft Artists, Businesses and Students

UNC Asheville Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant from the Windgate Foundation for STEAM Initiatives and Center for Craft Partnership We are very pleased to […]