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Foothills Regional Commission

Fostering REgional Collaboration

For Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina

Area Agency
on Aging

Community & Economic
Development

Workforce
Development

Housing
Program

Rural Planning
Organization

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MISSION

Foothills Regional Commission is the council of governments for the Isothermal Region which includes Cleveland, McDowell, Polk and Rutherford Counties in Western North Carolina. The membership of the Commission consists of the local governments within the Isothermal Region.

The Commission serves its members and their citizens by fostering regional collaboration and providing professional and technical expertise. The Commission houses the region’s Area Agency on AgingHousing ProgramsRural Planning OrganizationWorkforce Development Board and provides services through its Economic, Community and Workforce Development programs and Technical  Assistance programs. For more information, check out our About page!

Latest News & Information

FRC Newsletter, Oct. 18, 2021

McDowell Tech, ICC, and partners share the details of their grant-funded “Foothills Forward” project, Social Security announces a 5.9% benefit increase, the upcoming Operation Medicine

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