Two words that are synonymous with each other are “planning” and “future”. What should we be thinking of and planning for now so that we can meet the Town’s future social and economic demands? How do we grow Fuquay-Varina as a desirable place to live, recreate and work for current and future generations? Is Fuquay-Varina ready for the future? Determining the answer to these questions requires an understanding of a diverse and changing population. Knowing the demographic facts can be the key to better planning for a successful future.
On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Town, in partnership with the Fuquay-Varina Chamber and Fuquay-Varina Revitalization Association, will host a free seminar featuring guest speaker Mitch Silver, President of the American Planning Association and an expert on 21st century trends. Silver, an enthusiastic and dynamic speaker, will focus his discussion on demographics revealed by the 2010 Census. By 2030, North Carolina is projected to be the 7th largest state in the nation. Social and economic trends suggest that growth will bring many changes: an aging population, where one in five people will be over the age of 65 by 2050, the changing make up of households, where the number of single households will equal the number of family households by 2025, and the diversifying of the population such that by 2042 there will be no majority race. Understanding the trends and planning for them will be critical to civic and business leaders to ensure continued success in an ever-changing world.
Make plans to join us for this fascinating presentation of the changing demographics that will impact our Town’s future. The free seminar “Is Fuquay-Varina Ready for the Future?” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Fuquay-Varina Community Center from 6:30-8 p.m. with a short reception to follow. Visit www.fuquay-varina.org for more information.