Regional Workforce

SRS Community Reuse Organization

Preparing Our Own For Tomorrow’s Jobs


There are over 1,000,000 people located within a 60-mile radius surrounding Evans, Georgia.  Due to the proximity of large employers, promising communities, and a good quality of life, our region possesses a highly mobile, regional workforce.

TIP Strategies, a Texas-based economic and workforce development strategy consulting firm, performed a regional workforce study for the SRSCRO by examining workforce conditions in the five counties the SRSCRO represents – Aiken, Allendale, and Barnwell in South Carolina and Richmond and Columbia in Georgia.


The labor study developed a regional workforce strategy with a focus on the region’s key economic drivers- nuclear, manufacturing, cybersecurity/IT, and healthcare. After analyzing the labor force, the factors driving demand, and the alignment between educational output and industry requirements, TIP Strategies developed profiles for each of the four key industries. The profiles include data on staffing patterns, regional labor supply, job posting analytics, relevant educational output from neighboring higher education opportunities, and existing regional resources.

A key finding of the workforce study is that regional employers will need to fill more than 37,000 job openings over the next five years in the five-county region of South Carolina and Georgia represented by the SRS Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO). In addition to the new jobs that will be created as a result of the growth of the region’s leading industry sectors, a large number of workers are retiring, particularly in the region’s skilled trades and technical positions.

To address these challenges, the entire five-county region will need to collaborate and ensure that the region’s talent pipeline is well-aligned with industry needs in order to support the region’s existing industry.  Information on industry-specific strategy can be accessed by reviewing the workforce study found below.

Regional Workforce Study Executive Summary

SRS CRO Regional Workforce Study