Workforce and Training
Clark and Floyd Counties are part of a seven-county Southern Indiana region that comprises a “Labor Market” as defined by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. These counties are made up of small communities. As a result, the labor force adheres to traditional values and outstanding work ethics.
These labor force characteristics offer employers a real competitive advantage as wage rates are generally lower than other regions of the country, as well as those in the metropolitan area of Louisville. These rates still allow for a high quality of life for our workers as the cost of living in the region is proportionately less.
Southern Indiana is the home of many progressive businesses seeking values, attitudes and work ethic. We also have a well-educated workforce with a “get to work on time” attitude that is easy to recruit.
With an estimated 15,548 Indiana residents working in the medical technology field, a study conducted by Advanced Medical Technology Association places Indiana among the top 10 states in the nation for number of workers in the medical technology field, wages and new jobs created to support the industry, ranking the state eighth in terms of actual employment and fifth in terms of the field's share of the state's overall employment, at 1.9 percent.
Indiana is also ranked second in the nation for the number of jobs created to support the medical technology industry. An estimated 63,300 Indiana residents are employed as a direct result of the industry, the study said.