Union County’s workforce is more than 12,000 strong with experience and a work ethic oriented toward manufacturing. Adding the seven counties immediately adjacent to Union County brings the total workforce for the area to approximtely 127,500. Manufacturing employment in Union and those immediately adjacent counties totaled more than 33,000 in 2005 (Source: Mississippi Department of Employment Security Annual Averages). This high concentration of manufacturing employment indicates a workforce with an understanding of a manufacturing plant’s culture. Labor/management relations are excellent throughout the area.
Who we are
The Union County Development Association is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of life in New Albany and Union County.
As UCDA works to accomplish these goals, it wears many hats: economic developer and planner; tourist information center; business spokesperson; human resources advisor; public relations practitioner; and community developer.
Simply stated, UCDA is business and professional people working together to make the community a better place for everyone to live and work. UCDA exists to strengthen, enhance, and encourage the prosperity of existing businesses in our area and the growth of new ones.