Regional councils create and maintain a tremendous quantity of demographic, economic, historic, land use, transportation and criminal justice information in addition to maintaining census data files. Data often includes population characteristics like age, education, and employment. The statistical data is routinely provided to local officials, agencies, and individuals within their regions and beyond.
ILLINOIS DEMOGRAPHIC STUDIES
Shift-Share Analysis: Employment Growth (Springfied-Sangamon County RPC)
In its recent study of economic growth trends in the Sangamon County economic area, the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) mentioned shift-share analysis as a potential means to better understand how enterprises in the region are performing over time so that economic development targeting might be improved. Click here.