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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, the 17 municipalities therein, and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

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.

 

 

News and Updates

Seeking Proposals for Resilience Planning Process

The Southwestern Commission is seeking the professional planning services of a qualified consultant to explore approaches to Resilience Planning for the 7-County Region.  This effort will be conducted in Phases,…

Public Comment for HOME Consortium CAPER Report

The Southwestern NC HOME Consortium is accepting public comment for its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report.  This public comment period will remain open until November 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM. …

2022 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

The Southwestern Commission serves as the Economic Development District for the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  One of the functions that we carry out as part of that role is to…

ARPA Reporting Deadline Approaching

An important reporting deadline is approaching regarding the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund program. The Project and Expenditure Report is due April 30,…