Population and Employment Summary
Long-range population and employment projections are necessary inputs in order to forecast demand for regional municipal and industrial water and wastewater. In addition to their application in water resource planning, population and employment projections are the foundation for other planning and budgeting activities in which the state is involved. These include economic and community development, transportation, health care, and education. The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB) is responsible for preparing demographic data for the state, and therefore has significant interest in creating the technical capability - at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) at the University of Georgia (UGA) - to produce a definitive and consistent set of population and employment projections for use by all agencies of state government.
Local Government Representatives and Regional Water Planning Council Members: Thank you for your input on the projections.