Our Labor shed is determined by a 1-hour drive time of the Industrial Complex at the Port of Cates Landing.  This area represents a total population of 227,818 people.

ACT Work Ready Workforce

The Industrial Complex at the Port of Cates Landing and the surrounding counties are certified ACT Work Ready.  ACT, the college readiness assessment standardized testing company which tests high school students for admission into college (one of two such testing companies with the SAT), has initiated a national effort to certify counties as having workers with essential skills needed for workplace success.  These skills include reading for information, applied mathematics, and locating information.  ACT has found these skills are required for 67% of jobs in the USA.
This ACT certification provides evidence-based facts regarding the quality and quantity of workers in counties and regions.  Undertaking the rigorous ACT process and earning the “Work Ready Community” designation reflects our region’s commitment to a qualified workforce, and a nationally recognized tool and metrics our prospective employer can trust. The Industrial Complex at Cates Landing and our surrounding region have positively identified more than 8,100 individuals scoring bronze or better on the ACT Work Ready test. That’s 8,192 individuals ready and qualified to work today.

  Total ACT NCRC  Bronze  Silver  Gold/Diamond
In Our Region: 8,192 1,695 4,984 1,513

 

 
2016 College Educational Attainment within One Hour of Site:
Education Level 2016 Population
Some College 27,065
Associate's Degree 7,519
Bachelor's Degree 13,968
Graduate Degree and Higher 7,190

 
 

2016 Race/Ethnicity Demographics within One Hour of Site:
Race/Ethnicity 2016 Population 2016 Percent
All Other Race/ethnicities 3,091 1.5%
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic 3,085 1.5%
White, Hispanic 5,943 2.8%
Black, Non-Hispanic 35,252 16.7%
White, Non-Hispanic 163,373 77.5%

University Completions Per Year

We are blessed with have 5 universities within close proximity of our site which produce over 1,400 graduates per year in STEM majors. The table below shows the number of completions annually for selected majors:
 

Completions Arkansas State University Southeast Missouri State University University of Tennessee at Martin Murray State University Southern Illinois University Total
Engineering, General 34 34 31   39 138
Civil Engineering 14       69 83
Electrical & Electronics Engineering 6       126 132
Mechanical Engineering 16       85 101
Engineering/Industrial Management 20 34     10 64
Engineering Technologies 23     89 8 120
Biology/Biological Sciences 120 104 52 48 66 390
 
Chemistry 26 21 9 15 27 98
Molecular Biochemistry         19 19
Physics 2 7   3 16 28
Logistics, Supply Chain Management 13     3   16
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics   5   9   14
Industrial Technology   82   3 103 188
Electromechanical Technology       11   11
Aquatic Biology       4   4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering         8 8
TOTAL           1,414/YEAR

 
 
Raw Labor Data:
The following amount of people are employed in the jobs listed below:

  • • 2,598 Team Assemblers
  • • 1,844 Truck Drivers
  • • 1,649 Laborer and Freight Stock and Material Movers, by Hand
  • • 891 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  • • 878 General and Operations Managers
  • • 780 Farm Workers and Laborers
  • • 706 Military
  • • 493 Inspectors, Testers, Samplers, and Weighers
  • • 460 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • • 378 Packers and Packagers, Hand
  • • 8367 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • • 287 Electricians
  • • 282 Press Machine Operators
  • • 245 Machinists
  • • 232 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators
  • • 230 Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • • 225 Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • • 219 Diesel Engine Specialists
  • • 208 Highway Maintenance Workers
  • • 199 Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • • 194 Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • • 173 Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • • 159 Sawing Machine Operators
  • • 158 Industrial Engineers
  • • 153 Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters
  • • 147 Molding Machine Operators
  • • 142 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
  • • 130 Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  • • 126 Industrial Production Managers
  • • 115 Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • • 102 Tool & Die Makers
  • • 101 Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators

The people employed in the following job sectors have grown by the amounts listed from 2010 to 2016

  • • 163% growth in Civil Engineering Technicians
  • • 117% growth in Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  • • 50% growth in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • • 35% growth in Highway Maintenance Workers
  • • 34% growth in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • • 31% growth in Captains, Mates, and Pilots of Water Vessels
  • • 28% growth in Engine and other Machine Assemblers
  • • 26% growth in Separating, Filtering, Clarifying Machine Operators
  • • 21% growth in Sailors and Marine Oilers
  • • 18% growth in Millwrights
  • • 16% growth in Electrical Engineering Technicians
  • • 15% growth in Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • • 15% growth in Power Plant Operators
  • • 13% Growth in Locomotive Engineers
  • • 13% growth in Pipe Layers
  • • 11% growth Farm Workers and Laborers
  • • 11% growth in Diesel Engine Specialists
  • • 11% growth in Conveyer Operators
  • • 10% growth in Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • • 9% growth in Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • • 9% growth in Agricultural Equipment Operators
  • • 9% growth in Transportation Equipment Painters
  • • 8% Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • • 7% growth in Sawing Machine Operators
  • • 7% growth in Wood Working Machine Operators
  • • 6% growth in web developers
  • • 6% growth in Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
  • • 6% growth in Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
  • • 5% growth in Metal Furnace Operators
  • • 5% growth in Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • • 4% growth in Crane Operators

Our region has more workers than the US average employed in the following sectors by these amounts

  • • 17x the US Average in Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers
  • • 6x the US Average in Sawing Machine Operators
  • • 5x the US Average in Industrial Engineering Technicians
  • • 5x the US Average in Maintenance Workers, Machinery
  • • 5x the US Average in Electromechanical Equipment Assemblers
  • • 5x the US Average in Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • • 5x the US Average for Team Assemblers
  • • 5x the US Average in Conveyer Operators
  • • 4x the US Average in Agricultural Equipment Operators
  • • 4x the US Average in Farm Equipment Mechanics
  • • 4x the US Average in Excavating and Loading Machine and Dragline Operators
  • • 4x the US Average in Engine and other Machine Assemblers
  • • 3x the US Average in Tool and Die Makers
  • • 3x the US Average in Pipe Layers
  • • 3x the US Average in Dredge Operators
  • • 3x the US Average in Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers
  • • 3x the US Average in Civil Engineering Technicians
  • • 3x the US Average in Highway Maintenance Workers
  • • 3x the US Average in Multiple Machine Tool Operators
  • • 3x the US Average in Mixing and Blending Machine Operators
  • • 3x the US Average in Press Machine Operators
  • • 3x the US Average in Metal Pickling Machine Operators
  • • 3x the US Average in Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Farm Labor Contractors
  • • 2x the US Average in Paving Equipment Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Diesel Engine Specialists
  • • 2x the US Average in Truck Drivers
  • • 2x the US Average in Grinding Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Welders
  • • 2x the US Average in Locomotive Engineers
  • • 2x the US Average in Cutting and Slicing Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Furnace, Oven, and Dryer Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Power Plant Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Heat Treating Equipment Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Programmers
  • • 2x the US Average in Forging Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Rolling Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers
  • • 2x the US Average in Farm Workers and Laborers
  • • 2x the US Average in Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • • 2x the US Average in Grinding Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Planing Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Metal Furnace Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Molding Machine Operators
  • • 2x the US Average in Millwrights
  • • 2x the US Average in Inspectors, Testers, Samplers, and Weighers
  • • 2x the US Average in Cooling and Freezing Equipment Operators

Workforce Demographics
Age

Age Cohort 2016 Population
Under 5 years 13,496
5 to 9 years 14,210
10 to 14 years 14,649
15 to 19 years 14,965
20 to 24 years 15,767
25 to 29 years 14,284
30 to 34 years 13,400
35 to 39 years 13,639
40 to 44 years 13,416
45 to 49 years 14,484
50 to 54 years 15,601
55 to 59 years 15,477
60 to 64 years 14,295
65 to 69 years 13,084
70 to 74 years 10,000
75 to 79 years 7,075
80 to 84 years 5,052
85 years and over 4,927
Total 227,818

Race/Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity 2016 Population
White, Non-Hispanic 175,128
Black, Non-Hispanic 39,754
White, Hispanic 6,268
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic 3,369
Asian, Non-Hispanic 1,247
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Non-Hispanic 690
Black, Hispanic 547
Two or More Races, Hispanic 353
American Indian or Alaskan Native, Hispanic 273
Asian, Hispanic 105
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic 36
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic 48
Total 227,818

Gender

Gender 2016 Population
Females 115,701
Males 112,116
Total 227,818

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