Workforce

The area’s history in the automotive industry has created a highly skilled workforce with extensive experience. Access to this kind of labor is critical to the success of any company, especially those building high-quality products.

Within 60 minute commute:

18,069 businesses

364,100 in labor force

20,993 employed in manufacturing

811,484 total population

Within 75 minute commute:

35,776 businesses

672,000 in labor force

33,945 employed in manufacturing

1,421,932 total population

Up and coming talent

Regional education institutions offer training directed toward the skills desired by the automotive industry. Both Florida and Alabama universities offer degrees in automotive-related engineering. Chipola College – just 15 miles (24 km) from the site – provides an award-winning automotive training program.

Skilled locals

The area’s history in the automotive industry has created a highly skilled workforce with extensive experience. Almost 34,000 people in the area currently work in the manufacturing sector.

Commute-friendly

The Florida–Alabama Mega Site provides a reasonable commute option for more than 672,000 existing workers.

Business-friendly

The mega site region holds a 5% unemployment rate and provides an average annual wage of $40,402.

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