Interesting Facts

Iron was shipped to Detroit and used by Henry Ford to make some of the first cars.
 Workforce
One of the most abundant resources in the Tri-State area is an available workforce. Employers in the region draw from a deep labor pool from Portsmouth and Ironton, Ohio, Ashland, Kentucky, and Huntington, West Virginia. Dedicated and diverse, the majority of the workforce has specialized skills in the key areas of production and technology. In addition to being qualified and affordable, the workforce is available and can benefit companies with low labor costs and a strong work ethic.
 Tri-State Population
2010 Population 287,702
2013 Population 365,419
Meridian Age in 2010 40.4
% White 94.8
% Black 2.7
% Other 2.5

Source:BLS

 Lawrence County, Ohio Demographics
2012 Population 61,917
Meridian Age 2010 38.7
% White 95.8
% Black 2.2
% Other 2.5
Meridian Household Income $40,224
Per Capita Income 2009 $21,012
 Tri-State Salaries
Classification Annual
Management $80,630
Business/Finance $54,070
Construction/Extraction $42,780
Education $42,380
Health Care Prac/Tech $65,120
Health Care Support $24,020
Production $34,790
Transport $29,140
Office/Admin Support $27,990

Source:BLS Way 2012 Estimates

 Tri-State Workforce & Statistics
Year Work Force Unemployment %
2007 133,100 4.8
2008 132,413 5.0
2009 131,248 8.0
2010 129,536 8.8
2011 128,900 7.7
2012 129,800 7.0
2013 (Nov.) 125,800 6.3

Source:BLS