A major part of Jackson County’s success is the huge regional workforce.
1. Three large population centers surround Jackson County, GA
Jackson County, GA has a population of just over 70,000 and a local labor force of roughly 35,000. Despite having a small population and workforce, companies are still flocking to Jackson County to take advantage of the large, readily available regional workforce. The regional workforce that’s within a 45 minute drive from the center of Jackson County is more than 776,000 strong! Gainseville is to the North, Athens is to the South, and Gwinnett County is immediately West and has a population exceeding 1 million.
2. Easy Commute
Interstate 85 greatly increases the size of the area that employers in Jackson County can pull from. Hwy 441 in Commerce and Hwy 129 in Jefferson are four lane, divided highways running North and South through Jackson County that add to the size of the regional workforce.
With all the economic growth taking place, people are looking to the job opportunities in Jackson County as a way to work closer to home and reclaim time spent driving to work in Atlanta.
3. Great Employers
Paying higher wages isn’t the only way to attract top employees. Several of Jackson County’s established industries have made the effort to get engaged in the community which increases job satisfaction and leads to an easier time finding and keeping employees.