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Qualified Workforce

A Qualified Workforce

Waller County, and the Houston region, is home to one of the strongest, most educated, and diverse workforces in the country. As one of the most important considerations for relocating or expanding a business, we know getting good workforce information is important to your decisions. To help you, we have provided the most current and useful workforce data on Waller County and the region.  If you would like to find real time regional data, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Houston MSA.

In addition, there are numerous resources in the region to help support your workforce through training.  For more information, visit our workforce training page.

Innovation Index - Employment & Productivity

The Innovation Index is a service of the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. This initiative is funded in part by the U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration. The index is a unique framework for economic development. It is designed to measure a community's ability to convert knowledge and innovation capacity into prosperity. It does so by measuring five areas:

  • Human Capital & Knowledge Creation
  • Business Dynamics
  • Business Profile
  • Employment & Productivity
  • Economic Well Being

Each index is comprised of several sub measurements to calculate the overall score as compared to the national median. Anything above the national median is considered a strong area and each community is ranked against similar communities. Since this page provides information on labor and wage data, it was appropriate to include our index and ranking for employment and productivity. Here is how we rank for employment and productivity:

This means that employers can expect a high rate of productivity from Waller County workers.

Workforce & Wage Data

We have compiled a comprehensive document with the latest Waller County workforce information, which is downloadable from this page.  In addition, we have also included an employment forecast for the Houston Region created by the Greater Houston Partnership.

The Waller County data comes from a variety of sources in order to give you a good cross-section of information. Both state and federal labor and wage information is available on this page. In addition, we provide industry cluster data and information about the local workforce characteristics. If you need data that is not here, please contact us. We are happy to do research and attempt to get you the specific data you may need.



Enhanced Performance Through Training & Education

Skills Development Fund

The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job-training program providing local customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The Texas Workforce Commission administers funding for the program. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.

Training Partners

Executive Education


If you need training for your executives, Prairie View A&M University provides MBA programs ranging from in-class to online. They also offer a MS in Accounting.

Saving money for training and enhancing performance are key to helping employers create new jobs. By taking advantage of the various programs available today, you can have a better performing workforce while increasing profitability. If you are interested in learning more about these programs, send us an email.