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:

2018 Economic Impact of Goodwill Industries of the Valleys:

  • Goodwill had a $305.5 million economic impact and fiscal benefit to the 31 counties and 13 cities it serves in the Commonwealth of Virginia*.
  • Goodwill employed 970 people in 2018 in all its service areas, returning nearly $950,000 in Virginia payroll tax.
  • Goodwill’s 38 stores employed more than 800 people and returned over $1.6 million in sales tax revenue.
  • 3,300 people facing employment challenges were placed into jobs through Goodwill programs with an average wage of placement of $13.09 per hour.
  • Goodwill trained nearly 800 people for careers in the high demand occupations of Information Technology (375 people), Healthcare (346 people), and Advanced Manufacturing (49 people).
  • Goodwill provided training opportunities that resulted in more than 1,400 credentials being earned by individuals participating in Goodwill programs.
  • Goodwill worked with 2,848 youth to provide work experience and/or academic activities to enable them to be work ready and prepared for their future.
  • Goodwill provided training and work opportunities to 481 individuals over the age of 55 in the work centers and through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), one of the largest senior employment training programs in the country, which Goodwill operates.
  • Goodwill helped 277 people with a criminal background. Of those 117 individuals participated in the Prisoner Re-Entry program to obtain employment after incarceration.
  • Goodwill salvage and recycling efforts kept nearly 13.2 million pounds out of local landfills.
  • Goodwill received 1,050,568 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 2018 for year ending 12/31/17.