Economic Development

Economic development is an important part of strengthening communities by creating and retaining jobs by providing resources to the business communities. 

Black Mountain strives to provide economic opportunity for all its residents.


  1. CORE Program

The Town of Black Mountain is proud to announce that we are one of 34 counties in North Carolina that have been chosen to participate in the Creating Outdoor Recreation Economies (CORE) Program through the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Rural Economic Development Division. 

The CORE Program is a component of the Supporting and Strengthening Resiliency in North Carolina's Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors Initiative that was awarded a $6 million U.S. Economic Development Administration State Tourism Grant. 

The Town Council adopted the CORE Strategic Plan at their January 8, 2024, Regular Session Meeting. You can view the plan by clicking the link below. 

CORE Strategic Plan