Labor & Workforce

Businesses in Goochland County are able to draw on the labor force in both the county and the Greater Richmond region, resulting in a total civilian labor force over 570,000. Interstates 64, Interstate 295, and State Route 288 provide excellent commuter access to the county.

The local workforce is smart. In both Goochland County and the Richmond MSA, 30.7% of the population age 25 years and older have a Bachelor’s degree, which exceeds the national rate of 27.9%.

Goochland’s workforce is stable. The Commonwealth of Virginia is a right-to-work state. There are very low levels of unionization and union election activity.

Additionally, employers have access to an outstanding network of education and training resources. Employees can refine their skill sets to meet future needs and requirements.