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Welcome to the Southwestern Commission

- your regional council of government. We serve as a technical, economic, and planning resource to local towns and counties in our western region.

Officially known as the Southwestern North Carolina Planning and Economic Development Commission, we cover the counties of Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain and the 17 municipalities therein.

Southwestern North Carolina continues to change rapidly, and as the population increases, so does demand on local government to provide the needed services and infrastructure. The Southwestern Commission remains on the leading edge of this growth, providing expertise in land use planning, economic and workforce development, and elderly services. Our work, and your love of this region, ensure that regional growth occurs in a healthy and sustainable manner that benefits us all.

Featured Posts

Energy-Saving Program for Robbinsville Community

Duke Energy brings a free energy-saving program to the Robbinsville community.  This program will make more than 1,200 households in Robbinsville eligible for Duke Energy’s Neighborhood Energy Saver Program.

Those who qualify for this program in Robbinsville and surrounding areas could receive up to 16 energy-saving improvements, which could save to up to $95 a year in energy costs.  These improvements are at no out-of-pocket cost.

Read more about the Duke Energy Saving Program.

Request for Proposals: Region A Community Broadband Assessment

The Southwestern Commission is seeking the professional services of a qualified consultant to conduct a Community Broadband Assessment for the seven western counties of North Carolina.  For  detailed RFP, please visit the link below.  Deadline for proposals has been extended to July 10th, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

RFP: Community Broadband Assessment