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Outreach and Education

The Regional Planning Commission supports local planning and decision-making with timely, accessible and relevant information.


The Regional Planning Commission provides a wide range of information electronically. To find past publications navigate to Archives.

  • Regional Trends Reports – These trend reports present the latest data about the environment, economic development, agriculture, land use, housing, population and more.


Economic Modeling Services Inc.

The Regional Planning Commission makes available EMSI to local communities for economic impact analyses, consumer spending and workforce readiness. EMSI is made available to Regional Planning Commissions by the Wisconsin Economic Development Commission.


Regional Planning Commission staff members are available to provide presentations on a range of topics upon request. For example, in 2016 staff recently presented information about housing trends to Village Boards of DeForest and Shorewood Hills, and at a “Big Read” event organized by Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.