REMI Policy Insight was used by the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council in their joint report with the University of Florida Geoplan Center to calculate the employment effects and projections for two land use scenarios for a 10-county region in Central Florida. The first scenario, the Trend, illustrated future land use patterns if existing policy and development tendencies continued and the second scenario, the Composite, illustrated future land use patterns using values and assumptions gained from the results of the How Shall We Grow, “4C’s Regional Vision”, a regional visioning effort in East Central Florida completed in 2007. Under the trend scenario assumptions of new oil prices and new regional developments, the study region would add an average of 18,760 jobs more than the baseline scenario. However, the composite scenario would add even more employment opportunities due to development taking place near transit stations and people realizing the cost savings from public transportation and the amenity of living and working close by.
East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, University of Florida Geoplan Center – 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan [full PDF]