TALENT

Are you looking for talent? Greater Peoria’s regional workforce of 195,000 includes some of the best in engineering, manufacturing, and healthcare.

When we say Greater Peoria has one of the most talented workforces in the nation, we’re not just tooting our own horn. We have the numbers to back it up! Thirty-three percent of residents over 25 hold a degree. Why are we so smart? Many of our local jobs in manufacturing and healthcare demand technical skills in science, technology, engineering, and math. Before students even leave K-12, our career preparation programs are emphasizing STEM skills. Pair that early foundation with the wide variety of higher education institutions and technical programs in Greater Peoria and its easy to understand why we are…well…talented.

195k
individuals in our region’s available workforce
4th
best college in the Midwest - Bradley University
5300
Bradley University Students
1800
certificates and degrees awarded annually by Illinois Central College
200
international students representing 55 countries attend ICC each year
33%
of residents over 25 hold a degree