2020 Employee Generation by Land Use Study

The Jackson/Teton County Comprehensive Plan establishes the goal of housing at least 65% of the Teton County workforce locally. The Comp Plan includes a variety of strategies to achieve this goal, including Policy 5.3.a which requires developers to mitigate their impact on the availability of housing that is affordable to the local workforce. In July 2018, updates to zoning in the Town of Jackson, Town and County Housing Requirements, and the rules that govern the housing program were adopted by the Town Council and Board of County Commissioners. Major policy changes included incentives for developers to build workforce housing in the Town and a move to a mitigation program based on employee generation that requires commercial and residential developers to mitigate for the employees their development creates who earn less than 200% of median family income. The employee generation numbers are currently derived from the existing 2013 Employee Generation by Land Use Study. The Town and County now seek a new Housing Nexus Study that will document current links between the construction of new commercial and residential development and the employees generated by the development.