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Taylor County Workforce Advantages

Taylor County, Georgia’s labor force is capable, loyal and primarily non-union with strong work ethics. Taylor County has a population estimated at 8,193 (Census Bureau, 2018). Our location is less than an hour from Fort Benning in Columbus, Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, and the more than 150,000 people who live in Macon, Georgia, adding significantly to the available workforce.

Taylor County Age Demographics

Under 19 22.2%
20-39 23.0%
40-64 34.5%
Over 64 20.2%

Source: Georgia EMS: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2019

Taylor County Educational Attainment

High School Graduate 78.2%
Some College 24.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 11.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder, 2018

Taylor County Commuting Patterns

Employed in Taylor County 930
Commute within County 406
Commute out of County 1,750
Commute into County 524

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Inflow/Outflow Analysis, 2017

New and expanding businesses in Taylor County may qualify for free pre- and post-employment training for employees through Georgia’s Quick Start program, the oldest program of its kind in the U.S. and consistently recognized in the top three of training programs in the U.S. Quick Start provides training space, instructors and all materials related to the company’s customized program, potentially saving companies hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars in training costs. Locally, Quick Start is administered by South Georgia Technical College (SGTC). SGTC also offers more than 200 degree, diploma, and technical certificate programs to supply the workforce for the region’s strategic industries.

Part of the workforce pipeline is fed by those students graduating from Taylor County Schools. The Taylor County School District has a four-year graduation rate of 76.9% as of 2019,. Additionally, several colleges and universities are less than 45 minutes away from Taylor County and can potentially be tapped for entry level workers.

Source: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profiles, 2018