The majority of Greene County's workforce commutes an average of 30 minutes (30 miles), although a 60-minute commute is not uncommon for a good job with decent benefits. Check out Hoosier Energy's Labor Force Estimator.
Ongoing local and regional efforts are aimed at continually improving the overall workforce skill level. Particular emphasis is also placed on elevating the low-skilled to mid-level skilled. Educators, employers, NSWC Crane and WestGate@Crane Technology Park companies, along with county and regional Economic Development organizations are working together to increase the number of skilled workers. The Regional Labor Mix tool provided by Hoosiers by the Numbers helps to highlight the region's mix of occupations and industries.
Greene County is located within an hour's drive of some of Indiana's premier post-secondary institutions including Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana University, Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Indiana State University, among others. Partners in post-secondary educational institutions have already created a number of programs in response to needs identified by our employers and are readily available to provide a turn-key workforce for companies newly locating in our area. Furthermore, local vocational training programs at Hoosier Hills, Twin Rivers and each of Greene County's school districts highlight and prepare students for higher skilled engineering and electronics positions.