Partnering for Business Success.

Hardeman County is committed to preparing a ready workforce and creating programs to develop and retain skilled workers. To train the future generation and continue the education of the current workforce, Hardeman County has formed partnerships with several educational institutions within a 30-minute drive. The Tennessee College of Applied Technology campuses in Jackson and Whiteville work with local industries to prepare students for jobs. ThyssenKrupp Elevators offers an apprenticeship program for TCAT welders and provides in-house training to continually educate its employees. The Southwest Tennessee Reconnect Community was recently launched to link Hardeman County residents with the next step in education. Nearby Jackson State Community College will offer tuition assistance to qualifying adults.

Tennessee is leading the way in education reform by increasing the number of Tennesseans with college degrees or certifications through Tennessee Promise and TN Reconnect. As the only state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee's higher education initiatives ensure employers have the support of highly skilled workers.



Total Labor Force


Students Enrolled in Six Regional Higher Education Institutions


High School Graduation Rate


Our trained workforce comes from our excellent schools, where graduation rates are on par with state averages. Local industries have their pick of over 13,000 students enrolled in the six area higher education institutions.

Postsecondary options include Freed-Hardeman University, Jackson State Community College, Lane College, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Jackson, Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville and Union University.

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Hardeman County offers a large, skilled workforce, business-friendly economy and abundant, natural resources to help your business thrive.