A Strong Workforce
The Southwest Missouri workforce is largely supplied by employees who live in Christian County. That's why we are doing our part to make sure our workforce remains equipped and skilled.
In 2017, Christian County was recognized as an ACT Work-Ready Community, meaning our County is a leader in our region for preparing the next generation of the workforce.
High School Education
Christian County's high school graduation rates are on the rise, as our school districts continue to implement higher-performing programs. Currently, the high school graduation rate in Christian County is 94.6% -- that's nearly five percentage points higher than the state average.
The unemployment rate in Christian County has been on the decline for the last decade. Currently, our unemployment rate sits at 2.6%.
The Christian County workforce continues to add new members as the County becomes a more popular residential location for families. In the last decade, the labor force has grown 5% to 43,102 employees.
Small Business Focused
Our county is the hub for small businesses getting their start. 95% of businesses in Christian County have fewer than 50 employees.
Committed To Christian County
At SMCC, we are much more than a resource for businesses; rather, we are a partnership, dedicated to the continued and lasting development of our beautiful, innovative, and expanding county.