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The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission (Isothermal Regional Commission/The Commission) is the regional Council of Governments for Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina and the municipalities therein.  The membership of the Commission consists of the 28 county and municipal governments that make up the Isothermal Region which include the member governments of Polk, Cleveland, Rutherford and McDowell Counties.

The Commission serves 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 AgingHousing Programs, and also provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs, and Local Government and Technical Assistance programs.  For more information, check out our About page!

Executive Committee Meeting Rescheduled

The meeting of the IPDC Board of Directors Executive Committee, originally scheduled for Thursday, February 14, 2019 has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held at:

IPDC Rutherfordton Office
111 West Court Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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The Isothermal Planning and Development Commission and Mountain BizWorks supported by USDA are collaborating to provide more opportunity to the Isothermal Region’s entrepreneurial community.  Together we aim to work with local business as they start, grow, and thrive in the foothills.

Click here for more information about Mountain BizWork’s Isothermal Project Expansion!

Click here to view the Mountain BizWorks press release describing the grant and project and click here to view the information handout shared at the 11/29 Foothills Launch event.