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As a regional hub of over 300,000 people, Jackson is well connected. The nine-county regional workforce is fueled by six colleges and universities and a state technology center in Jackson, plus more in the region. With a median age of 37.7, the region’s population that has a high school diploma or higher is 88.5 percent. Employers give the workforce high ratings for work ethic and productivity.

In addition to developing talent, Jackson is drawing a top-ranked labor pool from major cities throughout the nation. A variety of entrepreneurs, creative professionals and technical specialists in manufacturing, IT and healthcare are calling Jackson home because of the quality of life, excellent schools and low cost of living.

Jackson Chamber

Labor Market

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*source The Jackson Chamber
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