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.
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.