Home to an Educated Workforce.

Obion County, Tennessee, believes that education is the key to a great workforce. The high school graduation and college going rates and ACT scores (20.6) all meet or exceed the state's average. Once students graduate from secondary school, they have opportunities to attend in both two-year and four-year colleges, as well as several vocational and technology training options.

Higher education institutions within a 30-mile radius include University of Tennessee at Martin, Bethel University (McKenzie, TN), Daymar College (Clinton, KY)Mid-Continent University (Mayfield, KY)Dyersburg State Community College – Gibson County Campus (Trenton, TN)Obion County Industrial Training and Education Center (Union City, TN)Tennessee Technology Centers at McKenzie, Paris, Jackson—Humboldt CampusWest Kentucky Technology Center at Hickman and Mayfield and Humboldt Higher Education Center. The Humboldt site includes cooperation agreements with Jackson State Community College, Tennessee Technology Center at Jackson, University of Memphis and University of Tennessee at Martin. Local vocational institutions offer industrial maintenance, nursing, automotive technology and welding, to name a few.

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 first state in the country with these initiatives, Tennessee's higher education initiatives ensure employers have the support of highly skilled workers.


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Obion County's trained workforce starts with its committed school system. With a strong high school graduation rate (89.5%) and the college going rate (61%) and ACT scores (20.6) higher than the state's averages, Obion County is paving the way for a ready workforce.

Postsecondary options within a 30-mile radius include University of Tennessee at MartinBethel University (McKenzie, TN)Dyersburg State Community College – Gibson County Campus (Trenton, TN)Obion County Industrial Training and Education Center (Union City, TN), Humboldt Higher Education Center, Tennessee Technology Centers at McKenzie, Paris, Jackson—Humboldt Campus.

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Obion County offers a strong business climate, educated workforce and excellent transportation options to help your business thrive.