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Sumter County Business Seminars by SBDC

The Small Business Development Council is holding a series of business seminars at The Villages® Sumter County Service Center, helping businesses grow and succeed. These NO-COST seminars will provide you the expertise, resources and tools to help your business grow and succeed. If you are not reaching your goals, then join this seminar.

Hurricane Season is Upon Us

Businesses can receive updated information regarding the transportation and distribution of essential commodities during a state of emergency declared by the Governor by registering in advance with the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center at

Growing older, but in a vastly different way

For the fifth consecutive year, The Villages claimed the distinction as the oldest community in the country.

The median age in The Villages metropolitan statistical area, which includes all of Sumter County but not The Villages in Lake or Marion counties, also increased at a greater clip from 2000 to 2016 than anywhere else in country.


Study Finds Sumter County Among Best Places in Florida for Living on Social Security

Planning where you’ll spend your retirement can be difficult, especially for folks who will be relying heavily on Social Security as a main source of income. There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved in the numbers to find out where. In its third annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Sumter County ranked among the top spots in Florida.