With six counties in a 30-minute drive and three within an hour’s commute, Winston County's primary laborshed consists of 9 counties. Attala, Choctaw, Kemper, Leake, Lowndes, Neshoba, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, and Winston Counties make up the primary laborshed . There are also inbound labor commuters from counties outside, including Lauderdale, Scott, and Hinds. State four-lane highways like Mississippi Route 25 encourage the growth of Winston County and our neighboring counties as well.
With nearly 800 people commuting into Winston County for work and over 2500 people on the road daily, commuting to and from Winston county is a part of our laborshed. The average commute time is 30 minutes. The surrounding counties inside the laborshed have a steady flow of commuting that gives Winston county diversity and growth possibilities in our workforce.
(Source: Winston County Workforce Analysis – Younger Associates – Summer 2018)
Employer Heat Map
Although the highest concentration of employers is in Winston County, several nearby counties also employ Winston County residents. The top three employers in the area are Polo Custom Products, Winston Plywood and Veneer, and Taylor Group of Companies. The laborshed covers twelve counties, inclusive of Winston County, and the distribution of employers can be seen in the graphic. The darker the red, the more employees who live in Winston County work in that zip code.