41% of respondents reported being at least 20% below their full employment capacity and 19% reported 40% below full employment
Many businesses have reported reduced hours or closed days due to employment shortage
Help the Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce and the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce collect information regarding workforce conditions in the High Country!
Our goal is to have the opportunity to present data trends over time to Senator Deanna Ballard and Representive Ray Picket for real-time facts and figures in the counties they represent to guide future advocacy efforts.
Established in 1984 as a festival rooted strongly in chamber music, An Appalachian Summer Festival has grown into a multi-arts event, presenting the best in music, dance, theatre, film and visual arts each July. What began as a popular local and regional event now attracts visitors from around the country. Yet the classical component remains central, and the festival continues to share world-renowned classical artists and ensembles with the High Country. This year, the festival’s chamber series is proud to present Emerson String Quartet, Canadian Brass, Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber, Tesla Quartet, and Julian Gargiulo. This year also features the Rosen-Schaffel Competition: 10th Anniversary Celebration.