Research and investment for livable mountain communities
 
 

research & investment for livable mountain Communities

From workforce housing to food security, APX1 is the first nation wide effort to address the core issues resort-based mountain towns face. We are dedicated to finding and funding best-practice, community building solutions.

 
 
 
 
 

OUR STORY

Resort-based mountain towns face a set of challenges unique to their remote locations and economic circumstances. Within current frameworks, mountain regions are often unable to generate sufficient opportunities for full-time residents to live, work and prosper. Skilled working residents are becoming scarce as families face extreme living costs with little opportunity to find solutions. This accelerating trend is due to a number of factors, each of which contribute to an eroding community and economic landscape.

To address these issues we formed APX1, an organization built to provide livability resources for U.S. mountain communities. Through research and analysis, we innovate best-practice policy, land use, housing and food security solutions. These solutions inform the APX1 impact investor network, which provides capital for APX1 identified investment opportunities. APX1 Partners is a full service development firm established to build identified solutions. APX1 is quickly becoming the leading resource for mountain policy, development and impact investment information. From Crested Butte, Colorado to Sun Valley, Idaho we are dedicated to finding solutions for the longevity of U.S. Mountain Communities. 

 
 

Research

APX1 provides ongoing research and rankings to evaluate and forecast mountain town livability. Core research topics include full-time resident housing, land and planning policy, food security and resort relations. APX1 is here to help community-building developments lobby on behalf of our 26 focal regions to support mountain town livability and the APX1 mission. 

Investment

The APX1 investor network deploys capital to beneficial impact developments. APX1 identifies private sector and policy-led solutions to inform profitable investments in alignment with the APX1 mission. Login to view current opportunities. We actively invest in housing developments targeted to 50-300% AMI full-time residents.

Development

APX1 Partners is a full service development firm established to build APX1 identified housing and food security solutions. We specialize in mountain multi-family and mixed use housing for the 50-300% AMI workforce. APX1 Partners work alongside local contractors and developers to optimize community benefit.

 
 

Community Driven Development

 

 
 

In the News

 
 
 
There is an absolute need to increase the supply of local middle-income housing near resorts… The Focus (of sustainable development) should be on obtainable Middle Income Housing, what people with families value.
— Mark Kane, Director Community Planning, SE Group
 
 
On a per capita basis Teton County is the richest county in the richest country in the world. To achieve the goal of 65% of workers living in-county, 83% of the remaining 7k homes to be built must house at least one local worker… this will never happen.
— Jonathan Schechter, Executive Director, Jackson Hole Charture Institute
 
 
Living the Dream has never been easy in the West’s most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short term rentals may be the tipping point that causes these idyllic outposts to loose their middle class all together - and with it their soul.
— Tom Vanderbilt, Outside Online