Workforce

Matagorda County has skilled laborers accustomed to working shift work 24/7. We offer employers affordable labor with opportunities for funded workforce training. There are 20 higher education institutions within 100 miles of Matagorda County that offer certification and degree programs. 

Wharton County Junior College has a branch located at the Center for Energy Development in Bay City. WCJC Bay City campus specializes in process technology - a two year program designed to prepare students for advanced technology in the area of process operations at petrochemical and refining companies and other industries. They also offer a degree in Nuclear Power Technology. 

Per Capita Personal Income (2011) $33,287 ranking 152nd in the State and was 83 percent of the State average, $40,147.  The compound annual growth rate over the past 10 years was 3.7 percent as compared to 3.2 percent for the State and 2.9 percent for the nation. 

Total Personal Income (2011) $1,225,279,000 ranking 81st in the State with a compound annual growth rate over the past 10 years of 3.4 percent as compared to 5.2 percent for the State and 3.8 percent for the nation. 

Median Household Income (2011) $43,962 Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau,Bureau of Economic Analysis,  and Texas Workforce Commission

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