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Rutherford County Economic Development is a department of Rutherford County government with three full time staff and an advisory board of ten members, appointed by the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners.


Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Rutherford County Economic Development to promote & market Rutherford County to the world; creating, retaining, & reinvesting dollars to provide a better quality of life for the residents.


Board Meetings: The Economic Development Commission Board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the County Annex Commissioner's Room, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC. The meeting schedule for FY 16-17 is as follows:

     July 20, 2016  January 18, 2017 Cancelled
   August 17, 2016 February 15, 2017
September 21, 2016   March 15, 2017 Cancelled
October 19, 2016 Cancelled    April 19, 2017 Cancelled
November 16, 2016    May 17, 2017 - Cancelled
December 21, 2016 - Cancelled    June 21, 2017


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