Wakulla County, Florida, offers access to a large regional workforce, as well as proximity to the Florida State capital and regional thriving markets. Our business environment is as attractive as the natural environment. Respect for the natural beauty throughout Wakulla County has encouraged a growth of “green” businesses as environmentally responsible businesses have become an important part of our economy. Wakulla is a place people want to live, so attracting a quality workforce is not a problem.
The two-county area (Wakulla and Leon) has a population of 320,000 and a labor force of 164,000. The capital area offers a highly-qualified workforce consisting of recent university graduates as well as seasoned, skilled workers.
CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities. CareerSource provides employers access to local and statewide workforce solutions in one location, at no cost. CareerSource has close partnerships with local chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, educational institutions, and business/professional associations in order to understand employer needs to develop and guide strategic workforce solutions.
|3.6% growth since 2010|
|Labor Force (persons)||14,172|
|Median Household Income (2015)||$48,703|
|Accommodation and Food Service||12%|
|Population by Age|
|School Age (5 to 17)||4,972||16.00%|
|College Age (18 to 24)||2,433||7.80%|
|Young Adult (25 to 44)||9,116||29.30%|
|Older Adult (45 to 64)||9,141||29.40%|
|Older (65 plus)||3,884||12.50%|
|4.5% growth since 2010|
|Labor Force (persons)||149,890|
|Median Household Income (2015)||$46,405|
|Health Care and Social Services||12.9%|
|Accommodation and Food Service||11.4%|
|Professional, Scientific, Technical||6.9%|
|Population by Age|
|School Age (5 to 17)||39,079||13.8%|
|College Age (18 to 24)||65,386||23.1%|
|Young Adult (25 to 44)||70,240||24.8%|
|Older Adult (45 to 64)||62,643||22.1%|
|Older (65 plus)||30,546||10.8%|
Feature Company: St. Marks Powder
St. Marks Powder, Inc. a General Dynamics Company is located in St. Marks, Fl. The company manufactures over 100 commercial propellants. Applications include small arms applications from .22 rimfire which has taken Gold Medals at the Olympics to .50 caliber large game propellants as well as many pistol and shotshell applications. The company has a strong technical base which is able to serve numerous domestic and international customers. They continue to be a mainstay of the community having relocated to Wakulla County nearly 50 years ago.