Young Talent Pipeline

An important aspect of the The Enterprise workforce is the talent pipeline. Over 9,200 students complete degrees and other post-secondary programs each year from colleges and universities within 75 miles of The Enterprise. This does not include the hundreds more that complete short technical job training programs at the community colleges.

The top program completions and number of students completing programs in The Enterprise labor shed area are:
754     Business, Management, Marketing
553     Engineering
472     Education
301     Parks, Recreation, Leisure
227     Physical Sciences
209     Biological and Biomedical Sciences
202     Agriculture and Agriculture Operations

The Enterprise is  the connecting corridor of Mississippi’s major research universities with access to the talent needed to grow your business.

Labor Shed

The Enterprise area labor shed included a population of 115,000 in 2016. The labor shed is projected to remain steady with growth through 2020. The Enterprise area labor shed is composed of the surrounding counties of Oktibbeha, Winston, Attala, and Montgomery.

ACT Work Ready Community 

The Enterprise of Mississippi with support from Holmes Community College and local industry and business will be implementing and working toward becoming a Work Ready Community. The National Career Readiness Certificate utilizes the WorkKeys exam to measure the job readiness of participants and reward them a certificate of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum.  This certificate will help individuals seeking employment show he or she possesses the basic skills needed for the job.