A Highly Skilled & Motivated Workforce
Excellence in Education
Recognizing that no community can maintain long term economic success without a highly skilled workforce, providing educational opportunities for our residents is a top priority. Each of the K-12 districts serving Union County (Marysville, North Union, Fairbanks, Jonathan Alder and Dublin) commonly achieve high ratings from the Ohio Department of Education, making our K-12 system among the best in the Columbus Region and Ohio. In addition, the success of our K-12 districts is further complemented by the Marysville Early College High School, and three career and technical schools (Ohio Hi-Point Career Center, Tri-Rivers Career Center and Tolles Career & Technical Center), each of which provide outstanding technical training for Union County students and adults.
For more information about workforce development programs, please visit our special workforce portal, Union County WorkforcePLUS.
Union County-Marysville is part of the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes over 900,000 people in the workforce. Over 24,000 of the 900,000 people in Columbus MSA are provided by Union County. The Columbus MSA has a diverse economy with major emphasis in the service and logistics industries. The Columbus MSA and Union County consistently have lower unemployment rates compared to the remainder of Ohio. Accordingly, workforce development is an important issue for our existing companies.
Wage & Benefit Study
In 2017, a regional approach was taken to complete a Wage & Benefit Study. The Union County-Marysville Economic Development Partnership partnered with several neighboring counties, including Champaign, Clark, Logan, and Madison. The report was completed by Gradwohl Consulting with assistance from Ohio Means Jobs and the Dayton Development Coalition. The reports are available for download below: