Bedford County Work Force

Globally Competitive Businesses need World-Class Talent

Bedford County is becoming a talent magnet

Why? We are creating dynamic quality-of-life amenities with the goal of attracting and retaining talent. With top educational partners like Penn State University, Saint Francis University, and Alleghany College of Maryland, add that to our workforce partners PA Careerlink and Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development board, we have the pipeline of talent to meet your companies needs.


We have the higher-edu talent to fuel your business.

With more than 80 colleges and universities producing world-class talent, there’s strength in numbers. We draw from more than 35,000 annual graduates from college and research universities within 200 miles. It’s a powerful engine that drives a workforce with cutting-edge knowledge and skills.

But what sets us apart is our collaboration. Our higher-edu community has a proven track record of working with local businesses, tailoring degree programs that fit employers’ needs. Working side-by-side, we’re producing graduates who are prepared to step in and contribute on Day 1.


Within 200 miles we pull talent from

Colleges and Universities
35000 +
Annual Graduates

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Building a Pipeline to Careers

To build a nationally recognized economy, we need world-class builders. And electricians. And plumbers. And advanced manufacturing workers. People who can get the job done with hard work, know-how, attention to detail, and dedication to their craft.

In Bedford County, we know what it takes. To create world class skilled talent, it takes leaders from business, education, and economic development sectors, united to cultivate the next generation of our skilled workforce by:

Sparking students’ interest in 21st century manufacturing and skilled-trade careers.

Bringing business leaders and educators together to provide knowledge and skills.

Helping students and our economy reach their full potential.

Labor Force

23800 +
people in Bedford County labor force
253057 +
people in regional labor force

It Takes a Village...

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