Employers appreciate Sherburne County’s workforce characteristics
Located on the edge of the metro area, Sherburne County employers enjoy access to scientific, technical and professional workforce attracted to the metro area as well as the stable, productive, rural workforce. This also results in more competitive wage rates. The average hourly wage for manufacturing workers in Sherburne County is 23% lower than in the more urbanized 7-county metro area.
Located between Minneapolis-Saint Paul and the St. Cloud metro areas, Sherburne County and adjacent counties are expected to enjoy significant labor force growth, even as the overall workforce experiences challenges related to the aging of the baby boom generation.