- DBEDT 2040 Series Report
- DBEDT 2040 Series Appendix Tables (Spreadsheet)
This is the eight in a series of long-range projections dating back to the first report published in 1978. The 2040 Series uses the detailed population characteristics from the 2010 Decennial Census, 2010 estimates of economic variables, and input-output (I-O) tables based on the 2007 Economic Census as baseline data for the projection.
It should be noted that these projections are neither targets nor goals. They are DBEDT’s best estimates of likely trends in important population and economic variables based on currently available information. The accuracy of these projections depends on the degree to which historical trends provide guides to the future, changing external conditions, infrastructure capacity, and other supply constraints which have not been incorporated into the model.
Section 1 of this report summarizes the population and economic projections for the state and counties. Section 2 describes the methodology and assumptions that were used to produce the projections. The appendix tables contain detailed projections.