Projections are in: The greater Reno area is primed for rapid growth.
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) and members of the Economic Planning Indicators Committee (EPIC) released yesterday a report outlining four potential growth scenarios for five northern Nevada counties: Washoe, Storey, Carson, Douglas and Lyon.
Job growth is expected between 47,400 and 56,600 by 2019. Population growth for these counties is expected to grow by up to 64,700 residents, also by 2019.
“How we handle our projected job and population growth will be key to our region’s future success,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. “That’s why our Reno City Council has pinpointed planning for growth as a top priority. We thank EDAWN and the EPIC group for their hard work in giving us a calculated plan to work and strategize from, over the next five years.”
According to EDAWN, “the purpose of the study was to forecast how many jobs and residents will potentially be located in the Study Area’s by 2020, based on current and anticipated growth trends.”
Sparks Mayor Gino Martini praised the report’s projections.
“This critical document provides a clear roadmap for the City to plan and prepare for the future,” he said. “As the closest metropolitan area to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, it is anticipated that Sparks stands to gain significantly from the excitement just a few minutes east of our City. The EPIC Report will help us to understand and meet the challenges that are to come.”
This report is based on available data and is subject to change. An update of the projections is expected in 2017.
Find the report online: http://edawn.org/epic-report/.