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1st in growth — again!

The spotlight shone even brighter this week on The Villages metropolitan statistical area. For the fourth consecutive year, the MSA, which includes all of Sumter County but not The Villages in Lake or Marion counties, ranks as the fastest-growing MSA in the country, the Census Bureau revealed this morning in its 2016 population survey.

Central Beef LLC has a new owner

A new owner is taking over Central Beef LLC, the beef processor that closed almost a year ago, leaving more than 200 employees without jobs. Central Beef recently was purchased by Center Hill Acquisitions LLC, according to Sumter County Property Appraiser records.

Villages expansion to add jobs, tax revenue

The Villages Developers recently announced plans to develop 14,000 homes in and beyond the Village of Fenney benefits, not only the community’s existing and projected population base, but also residents living outside The Villages, particularly in Sumter County, say state economic experts and local community leaders.