Hermiston is better situated relative to adequate labor markets than any other area in eastern or central Oregon. Not only is Hermiston the largest city in Eastern Oregon, but its close proximity to the Tri-Cities, Washington gives employers the ability to pull from a very large labor pool. Due to the light traffic congestion and immediate proximity to freeway access, the 30 mile trip from the Tri-Cities equates to a 30-35 minute commute.
30 Mile Radius Labor Shed by Area
|City||Actively Employed 30 Miles (2014)*||Total Population 30 Miles**|
*Source: U.S. Census- www.onthemap.ces.census.gov
**Source: Oregon Business Development Department- www.oregonprospector.com