Diverse Workforce & Talent

Labor Pool Pie ChartWith a skilled workforce of over 47,000 and an extended labor market of close to 1,000,000, the Middle Peninsula region provides a strong base of talent founded in creativity and an entrepreneurial mindset as evidenced by the number of locally-owned small businesses serving national and global markets.  Established workforce development partners provide a connected system of technical and academic training that focuses on career pathways meeting the needs of existing businesses.  The Chesapeake Bay Governor's School for Marine & Environmental Science complements the educational focus of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Virginia SeaGrant College, creating a unique area of talent development for the nation.