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Local Economy to See Billions in Growth
Villages Cycles Owner, Mark Hall, preps a new bike for sale at their Brownwood location. The shop has contributed to the total sales taxes collected from 2009 to 2016 in Sumter County. The sales tax collection increased by 78.1 percent, according to the Florida Department of Revenue.
Sumter Jumps to Top 15 In State Health Ranking
Active Villages resident help catapult the country to the 15th – healthiest in Florida, up from the 30th just three years ago. View PDF
Developer: The Villages Expansion Going Strong
Mark Morse, president and CEO of The Villages, speaks to VHA members during the annual “An Evening with the Developer” event at The Sharon. Morse sought help from residents by asking them to fill out the annual survey, which has been revamped to make it simpler and more open-ended for explanations.
Sumter Businesses Growing Across Many Industries
Numerous businesses across multiple industries are expanding services, staff and facilities. Crevalle Boats, Kottke Trucking and Speedling Inc. are among the companies expanding and adding jobs. Plant nurseries, landscaping businesses, manufacturing firms, and transportation companies are just some of the growing industries in Sumter County.