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Labor Market Analysis


Labor Market Area Analysis

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The inner polygon (tan with red border) displays communities within 30 minutes of driving time of Highridge Business Park. These are located in the Pottsville Micropolitan Area (Schuylkill County) and the Sunbury Micropolitan Area (Northumberland County). Production workers, supervisors and mid-level managers are likely to view an up to half hour commute as reasonable.

The center polygon (yellow) displays communities within 45 minutes of driving time. Industry surveys show that this, too, is viewed as a reasonable commuting distance for production workers, supervisors and mid-level managers.

The outer polygon (green) displays communities within 60 minutes of driving time of Highridge Business Park. Management and professional talent are likely to view an up to one hour commute as reasonable.

Highridge Business Park – Labor Market Information

Highridge Business Park draws workers from a labor-shed comprising Schuylkill and its neighboring counties (i.e., Berks, Carbon, Colombia, Dauphin, Lebanon, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland). With easy access via Interstate 81, Highridge is the ideal location for employers that demand large workforces with diverse skill sets. Major tenants within the park include Dollar General, Exeter/HBC Hollander, Jeld-Wen, Lowe’s, Tyson Foods, Walmart and Wegmans. The companies of Highridge  Business Park currently employ more than 3,000 people.

Schuylkill County total population: 141,935 (2016-2020 ACS estimate)
Schuylkill County civilian labor force: 67181 (2016-2020 ACS estimate)
Schuylkill County unemployment rate: 5.3% (January 2023)
Total population within 25-mile radius of Pottsville: 208,030 (2022 estimate)

Sources: U.S. Census American Community Survey, PA Department of Labor and Industry, StatsAmerica

Schuylkill County Profile

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