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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

Now Hiring- Senior Project Manager

The Southwestern Commission, located in Sylva, NC, serving a 7-county region, is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Senior Project Manager in our Community and Economic Development…

“WNC Food Route” Released

A new tool has been released that will allow users to identify local food businesses, farms, and markets as well as food pantries and community eating sites. FoodRoute: Region A…

Do you travel in Macon County?

MaconMoves2.metroquest.com Please give us your opinion on which transportation projects should be included in Macon County’s long-range transportation plan. The survey will be open until September 10, 2020. For more…

Interactive Map of Wifi Hotspots

The Southwestern Commission has undergone an effort to collect and map all wireless internet hotspot locations throughout the region that are currently free to the public.   Please use this interactive…