Amid questions, report says key housing metric may be ‘stabilizing’

A town and county report says that a key metric tracking what percentage of the workforce is living locally seems to have plateaued around 59%.

But at least one planning commissioner is questioning how that could be.

The 2012 Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan sets a goal of housing 65% of the Jackson Hole workforce locally. Annual Indicator Reports — amalgamations of environmental, transportation and housing data prepared by the town and county — track the community’s performance against that metric and, after prolonged decline between 2002 and 2014, a draft 2021 report said the numbers may be plateauing.

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