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Workforce

The best asset Jackson/Madison County offers to new and expanding companies is its workforce.  Drawing from a primary labor region of the surrounding nine counties, Jackson boasts a labor region population of more than 300,000 people.  The region is home to a great selection of educational institutions including vocational and technical training facilities, universities and community colleges, and an award-winning public school system. 

The region is unrivaled in its supply of high-quality workers with a dedication and work ethic to match.  With wage rates lower than most parts of the country, a manufacturing union membership of less than one percent, and the fact that Tennessee is a right to work state, Jackson has the type of workforce that new and expanding industries need. 

Third-party labor studies have been conducted in each of the target market areas for the community and can be provided upon request.