Present-day Etowah County enjoys a vibrant and diverse economy that continues to attract new business and industry. Etowah County’s (Gadsden’s MSA) Civilian Labor Force 43,394 (October 2019) unemployment 2.8%. 

Professional Data

  • Medical Doctors: 275
  • Certified Public Accountants: 80
  • Investment Bankers: 30
  • Attorneys at Law: 177
  • Area Educators/Support Staff: 1,890

Major Employers in Gadsden/Etowah County

Major employers are The Goodyear Tire Company, The Gadsden Regional Medical Center, The Etowah County School system, Riverview Regional Medical Center. In addition, Honda Manufacturing of Alabama (4,500 employees) also has a production facility located 30 miles south along I-20 in Lincoln, with in excess of 1,500 of its employees living within the Gadsden MSA.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Inc.1583
Etowah County Board of Education 1269
Gadsden Regional Medical Center1156
Koch Foods 800
Riverview Regional Medical Center760
Wal-Mart (two locations) 750
Gadsden State Community College644
Gadsden City School System640
Keystone Foods512
City of Gadsden508
Inteva Products422
Etowah County Commission (all departments)346
Fehrer Automotive332
Quality of Life Health Services320
McDonald’s (6 locations)293
Celadon Trucking Company285
Jack’s Hamburgers (8 locations) 261
Choice Fabricators265
McGuffey Health Care250
Gadsden Health and Rehab250
Prince Metal Stamping230
Attalla City School System220
Mountain View Hospital214
Encompass Health Rehabilitation173
McCartney Construction Company173
Attalla Health Care170
Koller-Craft South160
Amedisys Health Care and Hospice140
Coosa Valley Health Care140
Max Packaging128
Johnson’s Giant Foods (3 locations)120
Buffalo Rock Company120
Gadsden Job Corps Center120
Northside Health Care110
City of Attalla109
Family Savings Credit Union107
Dean Sausage Company Inc.100
Northeast Orthopedic100
Alabama Power Company90

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in the above data

Weekly Average
First Choice Personnel Staffing500
Lyons HR500
Elwood Staffing250
Personnel Staffing200