January 2021 COVID Resource Guide Update

The Southwestern Commission has compiled new information and new resources for an update to our COVID Resource Guide.  In this document, you will find information relevant for businesses, nonprofits, local government units, and residents in our region.  Please continue to check back as we will continue to update this resource guide as needed! 

2020 Virtual Funders Forum

On Tuesday, October 27, the Southwestern Commission premiered a Virtual Funders Forum video! The event featured representatives from local, state, and federal organizations who shared important information about the funding programs that are available through their organizations. This video will remain available on our YouTube channel, and we invite you to view it as often … Read more

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 Department.  A Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, public administration, planning or related field and 1 year of experience working with local or regional planning or … Read more

“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 is a collaborative project with Empowering Mountain Food Systems, the Southwestern Commission, and The Rivendell Farms of the Carolinas, spearheaded by Southwestern Commission intern Anne … Read more

Request for Proposals for Auditing Services

Southwestern Commission Regional Council of Governments is seeking proposals for audit services from qualified independent auditors with sufficient governmental accounting and auditing experience. Request for proposal packages can be downloaded below: Southwestern Commission Audit Request for Proposals 2020 Acknowledgment of intent for proposal must be received by the Southwestern Commission by Friday, June 5, 2020. … Read more

New US Economic Development Administration Resources Available

The US Economic Development Administration (EDA) has announced several new resources available.  Thanks to Hillary Sherman with the US EDA for providing the information about these resources as well as several other relevant resources below: EDA announces availability of funding to support communities impacted by Coronavirus Pandemic The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) released an … Read more