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 41,397 (August 2020) unemployment 7.2%. 

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 Gadsden Regional Medical Center, The Etowah County School system, and Koch Foods. 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 2,000 of its employees living within the Gadsden MSA.

Gadsden Regional Medical Center1297
Etowah County Board of Education 1275
Koch Foods970
Riverview Regional Medical Center793
Walmart (2 locations)750
Gadsden City School System740
Gadsden State Community College 609
Keystone Foods 512
City of Gadsden 508
Fehrer Automotive 440
Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Inc. 450
Prince Metal Stamping 385
Quality of Life Health Services350
Etowah County (all departments)345
McDonald’s (6 locations)300
Johnson’s Giant Foods270
Jack’s Hamburgers (8 locations)261
Choice Fabricators252
McGuffey Health Care250
Gadsden Health and Rehab250
Attalla City School System210
Encompass Health Rehabilitation 190
Mountain View Hospital180
McCartney Construction Company 175
Koller-Craft South160
Lowe’s Home Improvement150
Attalla Health Care150
Amedisys Health Care and Hospice140
Coosa Valley Health Care140
Max Packaging130
Buffalo Rock Company120
Gadsden Job Corps Center120
Family Savings Credit Union105
City of Attalla101
City of Rainbow City101
Northside Healthcare100
Dean Sausage Company, Inc.95
Northeast Orthopedic90

Staffing Agencies 

Employees below are not included in the above data

Weekly Average
Elwood Staffing250
Personnel Staffing200
First Choice Personnel Staffing150
Epsco Staffing100