Tyler’s economy is diverse, and the area offers abundant low-cost labor, land, and buildings. Our educational institutions work closely with our businesses to ensure students learn the right skills to fill companies’ needs. There are also multiple reskilling and up-skilling programs for employees needing those services.
As of 2019, 64.1% of Smith County workers live in Smith County. The remaining 35.9% of workers live in the surrounding counties and commute to Tyler daily. Companies can also draw on employees from the surrounding East Texas region, as most residents are accustomed to traveling to Tyler for shopping, dining, educational, and medical needs.