Conroe Boasts Careers

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22 May 2024

News, Client Feature Article

This article originally appeared on and was written for Conroe Economic Development Council by Golden Shovel Agency.

Businesses need employees as well as they need customers. The workforce is one of the most crucial factors in business, economic growth, and development. What is the workforce? “Workforce is the total number of people in a … region who are physically able to do a job and are available for work,” - Collins Dictionary.

Conroe could not have exceptional business retention without the 1.8M workforce residing within 40 miles. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., and among other benefits, it’s because of Conroe’s workforce that more is made here.

Job vs. Career

According to, a job and career are not the same, though one is needed to create the other:

“A career is a lifelong professional journey. The purpose of a career is to support your lifestyle while also reaching your goals and ambitions. In order to reach such goals, you may need a certain level of training, education, or experience. Your career path tends to build upon itself. When first starting out in your profession, you typically have an entry-level position. As time goes on, you progress in your career, getting more advanced opportunities.

A job is something you do to earn money. It is less focused on your future achievements and more on the present moment of supporting yourself. Most jobs are short-term experiences, where you work for an hourly wage. Rather than focusing on your professional development, you're more focused on getting a specific task done.”

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Tonya Tyus has been with Golden Shovel Agency since June 2021. With a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and over 20 years of experience as a creative copy and content writer, she creates, researches, and writes content for economic development organizations. Tonya enjoys crafting stories that resonate so well with developers and communities that they’re approved on the first draft. Based in Los Angeles County, CA, she loves comedy clubs, dining out, and watching movies as an AMC A-List member, especially action and comedy films.