According to figures released by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the employment forecast for Norristown is lagging compared to our closest neighbors.
The DVRPC figures indicate that employment growth through 2040 will only reach 4%. That figure is considerably low compared to Montgomery County as a whole (11.7%) and our closest neighbors West Norriton (9.8%), East Norriton (24.4%), Plymouth Township (11.9%) and Upper Merion (8.8%).
That unemployment growth in local jobs through 2040 matches the population growth rate forecasted by the DVRPC earlier this year. Norristown's population is expected to reach 35,713 by 2040.