This session will explore the economic recovery patterns for Western counties in 2015. It will discuss how jobs, unemployment rates, home prices and economic output (GDP) have been performing across counties nationally, in the West and specifically in Western county economies. Participants will dive into interactive county maps and the individualized one-page PDF profiles prepared for each county economy, all available through NACo’s interactive map County Explorer. This workshop will also provide a refresher on the latest county and state SRS and PILT payments individualized profiles. Learn how you can use the County Explorer maps and profiles for advocacy, benchmarking and communication purposes. Bring your laptop or tablet!
- Dr. Emilia Istrate, Research Director, National Association of Counties