From basic survival to PPE acquiring, what business owners are finishing with TDA grants – Citizen Times

2July 2020

CLOSE ASHEVILLE-Days after the Tourist Advancement Authority announced its$5

million Buncombe County Tourist Jobs Recovery Fund to help county businesses recuperate, beneficiaries are choosing how finest to use the windfall. A few of that money will drip down to regional employees and entrepreneur who didn’t win grants

, consisting of local manufacturers of personal protective equipment. The Ettison Investment Group was awarded a micro-loan of$5,000, an amount owner Gene Ettison stated would assist him restore

the staff he laid off when COVID-19 hit. However even with the financing, Ettison said he still faces an uphill battle with his latest company: Ashe Hole, a scratch-made doughnut and craft coffee truck.

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