The Regional Plan includes a vision for how the regional coast of Georgia can develop policies and projects that ensure a high quality of life for all residents over the next 25 years. This plan includes topics of regional importance such as infrastructure, intrinsic resources, regional growth management issues, economic development, preservation of agricultural lands, communities for a lifetime and a proposed topic of importance to include resilient communities. 

The State of Georgia places regional planning as a top priority for promoting quality growth. Under the direction of the Department of Community Affairs (DCA), each regional commission is charged with preparing a regional plan that allows communities to identify problems and opportunities that are evident from a regional perspective, and to focus on how actions at the local level impact the region as a whole. According to DCA, regional plans should be used to coordinate the activities of the regional commission, local governments, public agencies, and other parties in the region to further promote quality growth.