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The FL Department of Economic Opportunity’s Job Growth Grant Fund award will be utilized to expand County Road 525E which serves the industrial corridor that is rapidly developing in the Coleman Area. The expansion of the road will also stage the development of the proposed 1000-acre, CSX Rail adjacent, Monarch Ranch Industrial Supersite.
Sumter County has one of the lowest crime rates in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, between 2019-2020, the crime rate was 881 per 100,000 people.
Sumter County proclaimed October 2021 as Manufacturing Month recognizing the importance of manufacturing in our local economy.
Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) is currently enrolling students for the Industrial Machinery and Controls Technician Program. The program will provide the technicians with the skills necessary to enter a career in the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Process Control fields.