Businesses in Goochland County are able to draw on the labor force in the Greater Richmond region, resulting in a total labor force over 688,000. Interstates 64, Interstate 295, and State Route 288 provide excellent commuter access to the county.
The local workforce is smart. In the Richmond MSA, 38.1 % of the population age 25 years and older have a Bachelor’s degree, which exceeds the national rate of 32.6 %.
The Commonwealth of Virginia is a right-to-work state. The state has a low union participation rate at 5.2 %.