Mailing Address:

Berrien County Chamber of Commerce & Development Authority

PO Box 217

Nashville, Georgia 31639

Phone: 229-686-5123

Fax: 229-686-1905

email: berrienchamber@windstream.net

Physical Address:

Berrien County

Administration Building

201 North Davis Street, Room 133

Nashville, Georgia 31639

WORKFORCE

Population

Employment

Education & Training

Berrien County is a Certified Work Ready Community and we have the willing workforce ready to prove it. 

Population

 
  • 2000 Census: 16,235
     

  • 2010 Census: 19,235
     

  • 2025 Estimate: 18,683

  • 75% of residents are above the age of 18. 
     

  • The median range of all residents is 38 years old.
     

  • Berrien County is home to more than 1,400 veterans.

Employment

 

Berrien County has access to an ample workforce throughout the region.  Berrien County borders 7 other counties, all with a workforce with reasonable commutes to Berrien County. A recent survey of Chaparral Boats, Berrien County’s top employer, reveals a loyal workforce.  More than half of Chaparral’s employees have over a decade of service to the company.  Berrien County also has a high concentration of military veterans.

  • Unemployment Rate: 3.20%
     

  • Employed: 7,246
     

  • Unemployed: 242

  • Berrien County Workforce: 7,488
     

  • Berrien County Area Workforce: 116,576

Includes Berrien County & bordering counties: Atkinson, Coffee, Cook, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift.

Education & Training

 

The Berrien County School District creates and educational system that will encourage growth and prosperity, enhancing the quality of life for all citizens. Each school offers students instructional activities using a variety of technology tools and programs. Students at Berrien High School and Berrien Academy have opportunities to apply for dual enrollment at local technical colleges and Valdosta State University, or they may take advantage of virtual courses, in addition to the classes traditionally offered on each campus. 

The BerrienReady Initiative offers training and job opportunities for many of our high school students. This program, in cooperation with the Berrien County School System and Wiregrass Technical College, helped prepare students for the workforce with basic job skills.

Berrien County is conveniently located to higher learning campuses, including Wiregrass Technical College with a campus location within our county seat of Nashville. Students at Berrien High and Berrien Academy have opportunities to apply for dual enrollment at local technical colleges and Valdosta State University, or they may take advantage of virtual courses, in addition to the classes traditionally offered on each campus. Several other college and university campuses are a short commute from the heart of our county in Nashville. 

  • Wiregrass Georgia Technical College 

    • Nashville Campus -- downtown Nashville​

    • Main Campus -- Valdosta -- 29 miles

  • Moultrie Technical/Southern Regional College

    • Tifton Campus -- 23 miles​

  • Georgia Military College

    • Valdosta Campus -- 24 miles​

  • Valdosta State University

    • Valdosta -- 28 miles​

  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

    • ​Main Campus -- Tifton -- 29 miles​​