During the past 20 years, the Conroe/Montgomery County economy greatly diversified. Conroe attracted a wealth of manufacturing, retail, health care, biotechnology, construction and tourism companies.

To support this economic expansion, Conroe developed a highly skilled, educated workforce. Continuing education and workforce training is available through Lone Star College - Conroe Center, making it easy for companies to upskill their workers and for the local workforce to fill in-demand jobs. 

There are more than 987,000 potential employees within a 30-mile radius of Conroe and more than two million workers available in Houston’s Harris County directly south. Finding skilled employees in Conroe will never be an issue for your business.

Top Employment Sectors

Within the city limits, 63% of the workforce is in white collar professions, while 36% is in blue collar jobs like manufacturing, construction and distribution.

Top industry sectors include healthcare, retail, public, tourism, manufacturing and distribution.

Top professions include:

  • Office and administrative support - 15.99%
  • Sales - 12.47%
  • Executive level - 12.2%
  • Construction and extraction - 6.97%
  • Manufacturing - 5.93%

Workforce Training

Lone Star College – Conroe Center, located inside Conroe Park North, brings affordable, easily accessible higher education to north Montgomery County. The center is a new, comprehensive educational campus that provides a mix of academic transfer courses and corporate and workforce training programs. Whether it’s a jump start toward a four-year degree or gaining the skills to land a real job in a meaningful career, LSC-Conroe Center is here for the community — a resource for your future.

LSC-Conroe Center offers several career programs including machining, welding, automotive technology, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and phlebotomy. Additionally, LSC-Conroe Center provides on-site tutoring, testing, library services, book store, corporate training, community meeting facilities and more.

Additional services, such as job fairs, are offered by Conroe Economic Development Council, Workforce Solutions and Work In Texas.