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December 17, 2013

Category: Laborshed Regional


Laborshed Regional Executive Summary



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A Laborshed is defined as the area or region from which an employment center draws its commuting workers. To determine the approximate boundaries of the Opportunity2 Region, information from local and state sources were plotted for geographic analysis. The information contained within this summary is based on aggregate data from the Albia, Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, Knoxville, Ottumwa, Oskaloosa and Sigourney Laborshed studies (1,924 total completed surveys). Customized industry specific and community specific information is available upon request.




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