Public Comment sought for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Region A

For the last year, the Southwestern Commission has worked to develop the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Region A as part of our partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This was done with input from a variety of stakeholders through both surveys and through the formation of a steering committee made up of public, private, and non-profit stakeholders in the region. The goal of the project has been to identify goals and objectives that would move the region forward over the next five years and support funding requests for local projects.

We are taking public comment through September 25th and would appreciate your comments on the plan. We would also appreciate if you would share this with other stakeholders in your community. You can follow the link below to access the plan.

Comments can be sent to or mailed anonymously to:

Southwestern Commission
125 Bonnie Lane
Sylva, NC 28779

2017 CEDS for Region A