The IRDC exists to create a sustainable circle of investment, growth and economic stability for our region.

The Innovative Rural Development Corporation provides leadership and assistance for community self-sustainability and development across the Southeastern United States.

Like other community development corporations (CDC) the IRDC is a not-for-profit organization incorporated to provide programs, offer services and engage in other activities that promote and support community development.  CDCs can be involved in a variety of activities including economic development, education, community organizing and real estate development.

The mission of the corporation is to stimulate a healthier community through three avenues:

1) Healthier local economies from increased market opportunities for sustainable, locally produced goods;

2) Healthier families through increased locally-driven economic opportunities and locally-produced goods availability; and

3) healthier residents through education on how food and environment impact healthy life styles.

By creating outlets for locally-produced goods and related education, the IRDC will build sustainable economic systems that strengthen the health of our communities and create new jobs that enhance these communities’ quality of life.

We are a South Carolina non-profit community development corporation headquartered in Spartanburg, SC.