The usual answer is about 32,000 people. But a company looking at a location wants to know how many workers live within a reasonable drive time of the site.
Most rural counties will use a 1-hour drive time to demonstrate a suitably large labor force. But Pickens is an Exurban county meaning we are rural but very close to the metro.
So how big is our labor force? In a 45-minute drive of West Church St. and Hwy 515 are over 500,000 in the labor force.
When it comes to workers in the region, Pickens is big with a wide variety of skills to meet any need.