Economic Impact

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a human service agency providing Virginians with diverse workforce development services while also working to “Build a Better Community” through economic development and environmental initiatives.

Economic Impact Fast Facts:

2016 Economic Impact of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys:

  • Goodwill had a $476.5 million economic impact and fiscal benefit to the 31 counties and 13 cities it serves in the Commonwealth of Virginia*.
  • Goodwill employed 1,652 people in 2016 in all its service areas, returning over $1,111,000 in Virginia payroll tax.
  • Goodwill’s 39 stores employed more than 800 people and returned over $1.7 million in sales tax revenue.
  • 4,067 people facing employment challenges were placed into jobs through Goodwill programs with an average wage of placement of $10.54 per hour.
  • Goodwill worked with 6,389 youth to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable them to be work ready and prepared for their future.
  • Goodwill provided 781 individuals over the age of 55 with training and work opportunities. Of these individuals, 549 received services through one of the largest senior employment training programs (SCSEP) in the country, which Goodwill operates.
  • Goodwill helped 894 people with a criminal background. Of those 479 individuals participated in the Prisoner Re-Entry program to obtain employment after incarceration.
  • Goodwill salvage and recycling efforts kept over 14.2 million pounds out of local landfills.
  • Goodwill received 1,026,722 material donations from the community. By selling these donations in stores, Goodwill generated critical revenue to support job training and employment programs.

*Pollack economic study, Spring 2016