Individual Development Account Program

Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation still has enough COVID-19 Immediate Need Funding for five grants of up to $4,250. Applicants are eligible to use this grant for rent and utility payments. Please follow up if you meet the following qualifications:

  • You own an LLC or S-Corp
  • The business is located within Asheville City Limits
  • Your household meets HUD income guidelines (see attached guidelines)

For updates regarding the IDA program and to apply for COVID – 19 Immediate Need Funding, please get in touch with our Executive Administrator Kamryn Mason at or (828)281-1227 ext. 102 for further details.

Reimagining Your Wealth Presents: The Community Equity Fund: An Innovative Opportunity For Small Business Owners

Our partner, Kevin Jones, Co-Founder of the CEF, and the Fund Manager, Steven Lawrence, joined last month’s Reimagining Your Wealth podcast. They discussed the first cohort of funding recipients and how the Community Equity Fund will continue to support BIPOC business owners that lack access to traditional funding.

You can check out the podcast on Reimagining Your Wealth. We thank you in advance. Check out this episode and let them know what you think!

Exploration Local Presents: Old Fort Trails Project Partnership Aims To Help Build A Healthy & Economically Vibrant Community.

Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, CEO of EMSDC, sits down with change-makers in Old Fort, NC, to discuss the expansion of the trails in the Grandfather District of the Pisgah National Forest. Please take some time to learn about this project. You can access the podcast at Exploration Local and tell them that we sent you!

Job Opportunity: Opportunity Asheville Liaison Role

In partnership with Western Women’s Business Center (WWBC) and Mountain BizWorks, Eagle Market Streets Development Corporation (EMSDC) seeks to bring in an Opportunity Asheville Liaison. This position is for Opportunity Asheville, a collaborative community economic development alliance between EMSDC, WWBC, and Mountain BizWorks, working to provide an integrative and equitable approach to small business development. This role is a project manager meant to guide clients through our services and be a champion for individuals who typically experience barriers to business development. For more information on qualifications and how to apply, please refer to the Opportunity Asheville Liaison Position Description.

Eagle Market Street Development Corporation is a 501(c)(3) not for profit but for community benefit organization that welcomes community thought leaders’ engagement. Please support us in the work that we do by gifting a donation.

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