Economic, Community, and Workforce Development

In the Spring of 2016, the Board of Directors of the Commission directed the merger of the Workforce Development Program and Economic and Community Development Program.  Also included in this will be a name change from WIOA and Community Development to Economic, Community and Workforce Development.

The staff of the two divisions now work closely together to advance the needs of their original programs as well as the overall goals of Economic, Community and Workforce Development across Region C.  In this way, we can best meet the needs of our membership.  We are well situated to carry out the Mission of the Commission to create a collaborative that serves as a regional brokerage of assets and talent development, which in turn improves the individual, household, and business prosperity of our region and local communities.

Region C Workforce Development Board Releases RFP for PY20 Programs

The Region C Workforce Development Board has released a RFP to provide Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth services.  These program cover the majority of Workforce Board training and education services offered across the Isothermal Region, through the region’s three NCWorks Career Centers.  The successful bidder(s) will be selected based on demonstrated abilities, past performance, a sound proposal, and cost effective service delivery.  We are requesting any bidder that is interested in submitting a proposal to first provide us with a Letter of Intent by March 2nd, 2020.  Final proposals are due on March 16th, 2020, with the contract start date set for July 1st, 2020.  For more information, please click here

Department Links:

Economic Development Programs

Region C Workforce Development Board

Isothermal Regional Economic Development Strategy

Local Government and Technical Assistance

Isothermal Rural Planning Organization

Parks and Recreation Planning

2019 County Tier Rankings

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.