BCAG is currently working with our member agencies and state partners in preparing the 2018-2040 regional growth forecasts. This process has been delayed due to the regional population re-distribution and uncertain re-population timeline associated with the 2018 Camp Fire. At this time, it is anticipated that the new forecasts will be available near the end of 2019.
Once completed, the long-term regional growth forecasts will provide insight into the growth trends that are anticipated to occur within Butte County and the incorporated cities and town during the next twenty-two years. Approximately every four years, the Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG) prepares the forecasts of housing, population, and employment for the Butte County area. The forecasts are used in preparation of BCAG's Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy, Air Quality Conformity Determination, and Regional Housing Needs Plan and provide data support for BCAG's regional Travel Demand Model.