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Living & Working

Myerstown Business Community
Myerstown has a devoted, dynamic and diverse business community, as it is home to both locallyowned and operated small businesses and larger national companies. Some of the businesses in the Borough have been owned by the same families for over a century, and have become shopping traditions for generations. A spirit of cooperation is prevalent, as many of our business owners are members of local service organizations like the Rotary and Lions Clubs, as well as the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce. 

The Myerstown workforce is diverse and skilled, as is shown in the top five occupation categories of its residents: 
  • 24.58% - Sales, office, administrative support
  • 20.12% - Production, transportation, material moving
  • 12.06% - Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair
  • 8.53% - Food preparation, serving
  • 6.93% - Health care practitioners and technology
With an unemployment rate at 4.10%, lower than the state and national average, and job growth at 2.58%, the Myerstown workforce is productive, with a strong work ethic. Thus, they are as competitive as any workforce in the region.

Top Three Employers:
  • Bayer Consumer Care – pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Farmer Boy Ag – agricultural systems, supplies, and service
  • StoneRidge Retirement Living – upscale retirement community & healthcare services
* Data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau and the PA Center for Workforce Analysis

Market Data
The market in and around Myerstown is strong and filled with opportunity for small and large businesses alike. The following section provides a snapshot of the local Myerstown economy, and the metropolitan statistical area in which it is located.

Total Civilian Labor Force: 1,583
Total Employed: 1,432

Employment by Industry (# of employees):
  • 407: Educational, healthcare & social services
  • 282: Manufacturing
  • 139: Recreation and Food Services
  • 111: Construction
  • 104: Retail Trade
Median Family income: $56,231 
Median household income: $52,083 
Total Myerstown income: $65,913,048 

Major Employers
  • Bayer Healthcare, LLC
  • Stoneridge Retirement Living
  • Farmer Boy Ag