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

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 information on the entire planning process, including the results of the first survey, visit: https://regiona.org/rpo-plansprojects/macon-county-ctp/  

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

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 map to access the address and other pertinent information for each location.    Click to view the interactive map.  

COVID-19 Resource Guide

During the coming weeks and months, the Southwestern Commission will be working to ensure that our communities have access to the most up-to-date information on the response to COVID-19 from the local, state, and federal government, non-profits, and foundations. This will be a difficult time for everyone, and our communities will suffer from the negative … Read more

Proposed Amendments to Graham County Comprehensive Transportation Plan

The Southwestern Rural Planning Organization (RPO) is seeking public input on proposed amendments to the 2015 Graham County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP). The original CTP and the proposed amendments are available for review online and hard copies are available at the Southwestern Commission office (125 Bonnie Lane, Sylva NC) or the Graham County Administration office … Read more