Labor & Workforce

Specialized Industry Sectors

Having diverse groups of specialized industry segments in an area is an important factor in economic development success. With each industry comes another tier of complementary businesses that bring additional jobs, people, and services. Early County’s location, labor force, and amenities make it a natural setting for a variety of specialized businesses. The focus includes manufacturing, forestry, agriculture, government, healthcare, retail, and social services.

Industry Sector Jobs LQ
Paper Manufacturing 522 34.96
Agriculture and Forestry Support Activities 82 19.74
Forestry and Logging 58 13.41
Crop and Animal Production 68 8.00
Merchant Wholesalers, nondurable goods 324 6.31
Private Households 20 4.76
Building Material and Garden Supply Stores 63 1.91
Food and Beverage Stores 117 1.70
Credit Intermediation/related activities 102 1.67
Health and personal care stores 34 1.39
Social Assistance 60 1.25
Building Construction 35 1.14
Gasoline Stations 27 1.14
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistcs