Merck, Rockingham County
Merck & Co. Benefits from Custom Workforce Solution
Merck & Co. has completed seven expansions in Rockingham County in the last 25 years, demonstrating the company’s confidence in Virginia’s business climate. This growth has resulted in over $1.6 billion in capital investments and more than 250 new jobs, and the company now employs over 1,000 Virginians at its 1.1 million-square-foot facility in Elkton. To meet workforce demands associated with Merck & Co.’s robust growth, nearby Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and James Madison University (JMU) worked with the state, locality, and company to develop a program to address the short- and long-term need for talent with specialized skillsets.