Sherman is an industrial and retail hub. Manufacturing is a major segment of the economy. Several national companies have facilities in Sherman including Procter & Gamble, Texas Instruments, Raytheon and Johnson & Johnson. Some of the major employers are Tyson Fresh Meats, Wilson N.Jones Hospital, Texas Instruments and MEMC Southwest.
Sherman's primary fields of employment are healthcare, educational services, construction, computer and electronic products, government, manufacturing, leisure and hospitality, metal and metal products, and finance and insurance. Management, professional and related occupations (29% of the jobs). Sales and office occupations (26% of the labor force).
Details about Sherman, Texas: Cost of living index in 2008: 79.1 (U.S. average: 100). Adult population holding a bachelor's degree or higher: 20%. Average salary in 2009: $28,000.
The city's largest employers:
- Tyson Fresh Meats
- Wilson N.Jones Hospital
- Sherman Independent School District
- Texas Instruments
- City of Sherman
- Grayson County
- MEMC Southwest
- Copper B-Line
- West Asset Management
- Progress Rail Services
- Austin College
- Folgers Coffee Company
- Fisher Controls
- Sunny Delight Beverages Co
- Plyler Construction
- Starr Aircraft
- Presco Products
In Sherman there are a number of popular jobs primarily filled by those with college degrees including registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives, physical therapists, financial managers, medical and health services managers, pharmacists, and educational, vocational and school counselors.
Local companies have opportunities to work with helpful organizations such as:
- Sherman Chamber of Commerce
- Sherman Texas Economic Development
- Texas Association of Manufacturers
- Small Business Administration - Texas
Those interested in Sherman business and economic news may want to read the Herald Democrat.