Predicting the future can sound like the stuff of horoscopes and storefront psychics, and yet there are clearly many instances in which we need to have at least a somewhat-good idea of what is likely to happen down the road. It's crucial for decision-making and planning.
I first wrote about The EPIC Report nearly two years ago.
I have always found that Predicting the Future is very very difficult. This committee has been amazingly accurate.

The EPIC Report
EPIC: Economic Planning Indicators Committee

The purpose of the study is to forecast how many jobs and residents will potentially be located in Northern Nevada by 2020, based on current and anticipated growth trends. The where and how growth will occur is largely based on expected changes in land use patterns and economic activity over time.

The EPIC has used the state-of-the-art, well-accepted and widely-used forecasting model developed by Regional Economics Models, Inc. ("REMI"). 

This model projects the demographic, economic and associated public revenue changes the Study Area is expected to see between 2015 and 2019.

The report was commissioned by EDAWN. About EDAWN:
The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/ public partnership established in 1983 committed to recruiting, expanding and supporting newly forming quality companies that bring jobs to the region and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe.

Kelly Richmond