Labor Force & Data

Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County are known for a dedicated and trainable workforce with skills in both the service and manufacturing sectors. In addition, our workforce displays a rugged, blue collar mentality that American manufacturing is dependent upon.  From agricultural to wood products to transportation, local industries thrive because of the people who live and work here.

Our labor force is regarded as hard working and highly dependable by existing industry. Approximately 5,379 people made up the labor force in Ben Hill County in 2015 (annual average) while just over 37,000 workers in a six county area which comprises our labor force.

Fitzgerald and Ben Hill County are also blessed with convenient transportation options, affordable utilities and new and existing industries can benefit from a wealth of local and state investment incentives.

This section of our websites provides information about these specific subjects.