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Quality Workforce is the #1 concern for business and industry. In Houston County, we focus on QUALITY, not just quantity!

Companies located in Houston County, Georgia will testify to the exemplary workforce readily available in the region. The labor force within a 30-minute commute radius equals approximately 177,000.

"A lot of communities can say ‘I support my base’—but when we put on our water towers and we cut in our hedges as you drive into town that ‘Every Day in Middle Georgia is Armed Forces Appreciation Day’—if we just say it, that’s one thing. But if we show it through our actions, which you all do every day, that is a whole other world and that’s why I’m so proud to partner with you all in everything that we do.”
BG John Kubinec -Commander, WR Air Logistics Complex
March 5, 2020


Recently, more than 500 people accepted early retirement

options from Robins Air Force Base. The majority of these people range from 35 to 55 years old, offering a young, available pool to select from. The skill sets include Industrial Engineers; Production Control Specialists; Quality Assurance Specialists; Aircraft Electricians; Structures and Corrosion Control Specialists; and Aircraft Generalists. Detailed information on the available workforce associated with skill sets desired by the company can be provided.

Due to the large concentration of aerospace-related industries in the area, Middle Georgia has been dubbed Georgia’s “Aerospace Corridor”. Middle Georgia is home to more than 100 aerospace companies and contractors. There are more than 30,000 aerospace workers in the area. Houston County offers workforce advantages for aerospace companies with wage rates below national averages, a favorable labor environment, trained workers and programs for ensuring expedited start-up operations. The area has been ranked as one of 101 Great Locations in the South for Aviation & Aerospace. (Southern Business & Development).

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Houston County, Georgia

Top 10 Employers

  • Robins Air Force Base 24,500
  • Houston County Board of Education 3,916
  • Houston Healthcare 2,355
  • Perdue Farms 2,520
  • Frito-Lay 1,512
  • Houston County Government 762
  • City of Warner Robins 500
  • Northrop Grumman 552
  • Central Georgia Technical College 419
  • Anchor Glass Container Corp 160
Houston County, Georgia

Largest Manufacturing Employers

  • Perdue 2,520
  • Frito-Lay 1,512
  • Northrop Grumman 552
  • Graphic Packaging International 285
  • Anchor Glass Container Corp. 160
  • Interfor 165
  • Cemex, Inc. 125
  • Clean Control Corp. 100
  • Advanced Drainage Systems 100
  • Cascade Corporation 70
Due to the large concentration of aerospace-related industries in the area, Middle Georgia has
been dubbed Georgia’s “Aerospace Corridor”.

Largest Regional Manufacturers

Anchor Glass Container Corp. Warner Robins 160
Anderson Chemical Co. Macon 158
Armstrong World Industries Macon 400
Birds Eye Foods Montezuma 300
Blue Bird Body Co. Fort Valley 1,800
Blue Bird Coachworks Fort Valley 182
CEMEX, Inc. Clinchfield 125
Cherokee Brick & Tile Co. Macon 255
Diamond Plastics PVC Macon 142
Elliott Machine Shop, Inc. Macon 117
First Quality Macon 450
Flex-Tec, Inc. Byromville 110
Frito-Lay, Inc. Kathleen 1,512
Georgia-Pacific Corp., Vienna Particleboard Plant Vienna 114
Graphic Packaging International Perry 285
Graphic Packaging International Macon 555
J.M. Huber Corp., Engineered Materials Division Macon 227
Kellogg’s Snack Company Macon 419
L.A. T Sportswear, Inc. Roberta 122
The Macon Telegraph Macon 229
Neff Motivation, Inc. Unadilla 175
Northrop Grumman Corp. Warner Robins 552
Pactiv Corp. Macon 212
Perdue Farms, Inc. Perry 2,520
Piedmont Hardwood Flooring Macon 185
Pyrotechnic Specialties, Inc. Byron 132
Reeves Construction Co. Macon 128
L.E. Schwartz & Son, Inc. Macon 280
Embraer Macon 315
Interfor - Tolleson Lumber Co., Inc. Perry 165
Tyco Healthcare Retail Group Macon 399
Tyson, Inc. Vienna 750
Weyerhaeuser Co., Flint River Operations Oglethorpe 263
YKK (U.S.A.), Inc. Macon 650
(February 2017)