The live judging event was a very successful culmination to the Sumter’s Future Entrepreneurs contest! Each of the students who submitted business ideas will consider themselves winners with the award being the start of a plan!
The number of businesses in the newest areas of the community grew 38 percent just last year, bringing more jobs and opportunities.
April 11th & 13th, 2017
Jump start your business thinking process to put infrastructure and plans in place to increase your profits and long-term growth.
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.
So much value is tied into the roads Villagers travel every day. The efficiency of the roadway network provides residents a quality of life through convenience, access and choice.
Earlier this week, the state jobs report painted a bright picture of private sector employment growth in The Villages metropolitan statistical area.
So much retail growth sprouted during the past five years in The Villages. The result today is more than 3.5 million square feet of retail shops, including 130 restaurants.
If growth trends continue, the next group of potential new residents in the next decade or two are going to be part of Generation X, and the first members of this group already have started trickling in.
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.
Governor Rick Scott hereby declares February is to be observed as Career and Technical Education Month.