Business Development

Plan of Action

  • Vision:
    • To use member expertise and resources in the support of existing business growth and prosperity and to assist entrepreneurs and companies seeking to expand/relocate to the High Country.
    • Promote the adoption and practice of sustainable development principles which foster broadly shared economic prosperity while preserving the environment for future generations.
  • Mission:
    • To initiate programs and services targeted at advancement of small business and start-ups
    • To participate in community based business councils to provide value-added local services
      • Watauga Economic Development Commission
      • Appalachian Enterprise Center
      • Caldwell Community College & Technical institute – Small Business Center
      • SCORE
      • Town of Boone Planning Commission
    • To partner with tourism promotion organizations in the development of the High Country as major tourism destination
    • To be a referral/distribution/communication source of business-beneficial information.
  • Activities:
    • Sponsor the annual Boone Business EXPO
    • Support ‘shop local’ activities
    • Sponsor community recognition awards
      • Outstanding Customer Service Program
      • Business of the Year Award
      • Alfred Adams Award for Economic Development
      • Ben Suttle Special Services Award
      • Sue Wilmoth Award for Tourism Development