Region's Growth Still Projected
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, an economic downturn and a cloud hanging over national immigration policy, a central Ohio planning agency is sticking to its 2018 population forecast for central Ohio and reaffirming that the 15-county area will grow to 3 million residents by 2050.
“With so many things changing, we’re getting a lot of questions on: Well, what does that mean for our growth?” said Aaron Schill, director of data and mapping or the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. “All of those things kind of combine to cause partners to ask for more clarity.”
MORPC’s view: Over the long haul, such short-term bumps in the road to regional growth will get smoothed out, and will not dramatically alter central Ohio’s trajectory...click here to read more.