Business Climate

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Sumter County, FL is located in the center of a triangle formed by three of the top universities in the country: the University of Florida, the University of Central Florida, and the University of South Florida. All three boast Top 100 engineering programs, and are highly respected research institutions. Over 1 million people live within an easy commute.

Low Costs

Sumter County features some of the most affordable labor, land, water, and electricity in the state. Florida offers tax advantages that make it a profitable location to expand or relocate any type of business, View Florida’s Tax Advantages. In addition to statewide advantages, Sumter County was recently named the 4th lowest county in Florida for property tax rates according to the Florida Tax Watch, 2016 How Florida Counties Compare report.

Transportation

Easy access to 3 interstates, 2 US Highways, Florida’s Turnpike, 2 international airports, a major rail line, and 5 deep water ports.

Pro-business Leadership

With the backing of the community, Sumter County’s elected leaders have introduced aggressive incentives and established a number of partnerships with state and national programs, all designed to make Sumter irresistible to expanding and relocating businesses.

Industrial Development Authority

Sumter County has an Industrial Development Authority whose sole mission is to facilitate business growth and expedite processing of bond issues, with no county issuance fees.

Agribusiness

Expansive Agricultural Capability: Sumter County is home to a huge assortment of agricultural enterprises, including citrus, field crops, fruit, livestock, aquaculture, and timber.

Affordable Land: Sumter’s field and pasture land is among the most affordable in the state*.

Get To Market Fast: over 15,000,000 people live within morning delivery distance.

Cutting edge Agricultural Research: The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences actively partners with local agribusinesses to share the latest research.

Manufacturing

Affordable Water and Power: Sumter County sports a huge supply of fresh water and some of the most affordable electricity in the state.

Transportation: 82% of Florida’s residents live within a 4-hour drive.

Great People: Sumter County’s labor pool is large, educated, and mostly non-union. We’re located between three major universities, all of which have Top 100 engineering programs. And over a million people live within an hour’s commute.

Distribution

The All-Florida Transportation Hub: Sumter County sits at the largest ground transportation cluster in the state (I-75; Florida Turnpike; US Hwy 301; SR 44, 48, 50, 470 & 471, and the CSX Eastern Seaboard line run through Sumter County, and Interstates 95 and 4 are within an hour) and is close to two international airports and five deep-water ports.

Close to Your Customer’s: 82% of Florida’s population (more than 15 million people) live within 4 hours of Sumter County, FL.

Great People: Sumter County’s labor pool is large, educated, and mostly non-union. We’re located between three major universities, all of which are rated in the Top 100 of all public universities in the country by US News & World Report. And over a million people live within an hour’s commute.