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December 17, 2013

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Laborshed Regional Overview



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The purpose of this analysis is to provide insight into the overall industry makeup within the Opportunity2 commuting area and how the availability and characteristics of workers within the area are/can affect industry growth. The information contained in this report is based on all respondents from the Albia, Bloomfield, Centerville, Fairfield, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, and Sigourney Laborshed studies (2,313 survey respondents). In order to provide business and local development officials with necessary labor force characteristics, industry specific analysis can be requested.




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