Morgan and Scott County businesses benefit from a skilled and loyal workforce. Known for their Midwestern work ethic, our workforce is adding value and helping local employers to expand. 

Training Opportunities

Unique to our region is the strength of our training opportunities. Technical and workforce training are offered at the high school level, creating opportunities for local students to become interested in high-demand careers and local employers. In addition, four colleges are located here. They provided the advanced education that many employers require of their workforce. Whether this includes training in a specific field like nursing, or a liberal arts degree that can be applied to a marketing career – the colleges located here are training the next generation of innovators and leaders. 

People Want to Live Here

Recruiting employees is easier when your business is located where people want to live. Morgan and Scott Counties are so beautiful and our housing costs so low, that families want to live here. Plus, with the vibrant entertainment, dining and shopping found within Jacksonville, young professionals want to live here as well. For businesses attracting talent, or hiring directly out of our local colleges, this makes recruitment a lot easier. 

Discover the Strength of Our Workforce

To learn more about the workforce in Morgan and Scott Counties, view the data available on our website or contact the JREDC.