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We Cultivate Quality.

Our skilled workforce is rooted in a tradition of manufacturing and agriculture, taking pride in producing quality products through an honest day's work.

VGA's excellent transportation network means that commute times are low – even over long distances – and traffic congestion is virtually non-existent. Employers can expect to attract workers from approximately a 60-mile radius.

Civilian Labor Force 2018
Virginia's Growth Alliance 70,710
Extended Labor Market Area 534,433
Total 605,143
Labor Force Participation (2013-2017)
Virginia's Growth Alliance 51.2%
Extended Labor Market Area 61.1%
Population
Gender Distribution (2018) Male  Female
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 51.8% 48.2%
Race/Ethnicity (2018)    
Classification Profile Area Extended
Labor Area
White 98,378 737,204
Black 62,501 305,514
Two or More 2,927 25,812
Asian 1,320 29,062
American Indian or Alaska Native 747 8,965
Pacific Islander 124 994
Hispanic (may be of any race) 5,218 63,913
Median Age (2018)
Brunswick 44 years
Charlotte 46 years
Emporia 42 years
Greensville 41 years
Lunenburg 45 years
Mecklenburg 49 years
Career Readiness Certificate (January 2020)
Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assists employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in applied math, reading for information, and locating information. The CRC certification is based on established Workeys ® assessment tests. Virginia uses a three-tiered approach (bronze, silver, gold) to credentialing certificate holders that is based on the recipient’s level of development skills.
Virginia’s Growth Alliance 2,983
Extended Labor Market Area 1,511
Total 4,494
Educational Attainment
On-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2012) 89.5%
Percentage of Virginia’s Growth Alliance population age 25+ who
are high school graduates (2006-2010)
79.3%
Percentage of Virginia’s Growth Alliance population age 25+ who
have earned a Bachelor's Degree or higher (2006-2010)
14.9%
Additional Labor Resources
High School Graduates Not Continuing (2017-2018) 263
Two-Year College Graduates (Spring 2018) 4,555
Two-Year College Enrollees (Fall 2018) 31,165
Other College and University Graduates (Spring 2018) 2,456
Total 38,439
Commute Time (2013-2017)
Worked from home
2,393  3.7%
Under 15 minures 18,400 29.3%
15-24 minutes 14,968 23.9%
25-34 minutes 10,555 16.8%
35-44 minutes 4,129 6.6%
45-59 minutes 6,702 10.7%
Over 60 minutes 7,959 12.7%
Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes)
Brunswick 29
Charlotte 31
Emporia 18
Greensville 23
Lunenburg 29
Mecklenburg 25