The region is full of opportunities for education, work, and training. Two community colleges and three four-year post-secondary education institutions are either in or near Pottawatomie County. Within the county are 8 school districts, all of them accommodate grades K-12. A workforce recruitment and training center is located in nearby Manhattan. The regional labor shed indicates that strong ties are bounded between this county, as well as Riley County (Manhattan) and Shawnee County (Topeka). 

Where Pottawatomie County Workers Live (2014)

In July 2014, the county had 11,085 people in the labor force. Below is a table showing the historical labor force statistics (downloaded from the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Labor Force Statistics (1990-2014)