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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

OUR
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 Development and Workforce Development programs and Technical Assistance programs. For more information, check out our About page!

Latest News & Information

FRC Newsletter, July 21, 2022

The General Assembly extends the deadline for small municipalities to adopt comprehensive land use plans, NCDOR requests additional info from local governments, the American Farmland

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FRC Newsletter, July 14, 2022

An upcoming broadband and digital inclusion planning session in McDowell County, a new outdoor-driven community economic development initiative in WNC, good reads and wins for

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FRC Newsletter, July 7, 2022

The Appalachian Regional Commission’s FY23 Economic Status Designations, funding opportunities on the horizon, Foothills wins and upcoming events—read up on all of this and more

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FRC Newsletter, June 23, 2022

Job opportunities with Foothills Regional Commission, a workshop to learn about Rutherfordton’s new workforce subdivision and a rural development resource—catch up on all of this

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