Gainesville Employers Have Access to an Extensive Labor Pool
With the considerable economic opportunities and superior quality of life available in Cooke County, people are choosing to live where they work. Gainesville is currently growing at a rate of 1.65 percent annually and the population of Cooke County has increased by 11.15 percent since 2010, thereby giving employers access to an extensive labor pool to meet their workforce needs.
- Gainesville: 17,452
- Cooke County: 42,753
- Population within 60 miles: Nearly 4 million
Manufacturing is Thriving in Gainesville
In Gainesville, 22 percent of our workforce is in manufacturing. The number of manufacturing jobs has increased 26 percent since 2013 as we continue to have good growth in our forecasts. Contributing to this growth is a population of nearly 4 million within 60-miles and a strong partnership between our Manufacturer Consortium and North Central Texas College to develop talent for the future with customized Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.