A strong workforce is more than just a numbers game. The strength of workforce is like a three-legged stool comprised of Skills, Reliability, and Dedication. And that is what sets the workforce of rural communities, like Brenham, apart from larger metros. A workforce, steeped in a strong rural work ethic, backed by superior workforce training, and supported by relationships forged over generations is what employers value in Washington County. In fact, a number of businesses have continued to choose Brenham for 100+ years due to their reliance on the solid, dependable employees they find in our area.

Brenham boasts a 60-mile laborshed that is possible due to the network of highways that converge in our community. Brenham proudly boasts a prime civilian labor force that is 210,000+ strong as well as a 1.5 million labor force population within a 50-minute commute. 

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Susan Cates, CEcD, PCED
Director of Economic Development