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Serving Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties
The Isothermal Planning & Development Commission is a regional council for Region C in western North Carolina. Region C consists of Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties and the municipalities of each county. IPDC seeks to serve its members, and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and by providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region's Area Agency on Aging, Workforce Development programs, housing programs and also provides planning and technical services.
IPDC is a local government agency created by, and serving the municipal and county governments in Region C. IPDC depends on a variety of funding sources, including membership dues, state, federal and other grants, state and federal funding and service fees.
The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission was created in 1966 as a Local Development District serving McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties under the Appalachian Regional Development Act. The State of North Carolina enacted legislation in 1969 creating 16 regional councils, adding Cleveland County to Region C.
Documents for Public Review Locally Coordinated Transit Plan for Isothermal RPO Plan
Closing the Gap: Skills Survey of North Carolina Employers
Business Services Representatives affiliated with the twenty-three Workforce Development Boards in North Carolina felt compelled to conduct a new survey of North Carolina’s employers as a follow up to the 2007 Skills Survey. A new survey would seek to determine current skills needs, identify any skills gaps that might exist, find out which skills they find most valuable and identify the challenges employers face with recruiting the talent they need. We also had an interest in knowing where they were securing their current labor force; and, what training resources they have used.