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
Source: Georgia EMS: Applied Geographic Solutions, 2019
Taylor County Educational Attainment
|High School Graduate||78.2%|
|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.