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The final planning goals and strategies were developed on a foundation of research and outreach. Below are the final plan and reports on the data that supported its development.


This document is the final product of the strategic planning process. It was built from the findings in the reports included below. This final plan document outlines the details of the planning process in Southside, establishes the community's shared vision for the future, and identifies development goals and an implementation strategy to make the community's vision a reality. See a more in depth look at Southside's final Strategic Master Plan by clicking on the image linked below.

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Community Factbook.

This document is an analysis of the existing conditions and trends for the city of Southside, AL. This report was compiled using research from sources such as the US Census, the American Communities Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and other recent state data. As an objective analysis, this report does not draw any final conclusions from the data. The statistics in the report were used to spark critical thinking and conversations about the future of Southside and to identify important topics for further exploration in the comprehensive planning process. See a more in depth look at Southside's existing conditions and trends in the report linked below.

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Community Outreach.

This document is an analysis of findings from the public input phase of the master planning process. The report was compiled using input from community and stakeholder meetings as well as an online survey. As an objective analysis, this report presents the input of Southsidians as given, without drawing any final conclusions or recommendations. The data in the report was used to formulate specific goals and actions in the plan development phase of the planning process. See a more in depth look at Southside's public input in the report linked below.

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Market Analysis Report.

The Market Analysis Report is an in depth look at the local economy in Southside that assesses the extent and impact of certain sectors within the economy. It also calculates an estimated loss of economic benefit in Southside from people leaving the city to spend money elsewhere when the supply of the local market in Southside falls short of local demand. See a more in depth look at the current state of Southside's market by clicking on either of the buttons below.

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