Florida is leading the nation in the creation of manufacturing jobs, adding nearly 12,000 new manufacturing jobs last year alone–more than any other state in the country. In total, Florida is home to over 19,000 manufacturing businesses, employing more than 331,000 people. At the center of it all, is Sumter County, FL, located at the heart of the Sunshine State, (at the crossroads of I-75 and Florida’s Turnpike), providing manufacturing and distribution advantages unique in the state.
Sumter County Economic Development exhibited at the Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale this month. In addition to the vast and beautiful array of tropical plants, we learned new trends that are emerging in the industry.
“What are the 3 most important things in real estate? Location, location, location!” In fact, Area Development Magazine cites the #2 most important site-selection factor as being access to major highways. Sumter County serves as an ideal Central Florida location for distributing goods throughout the state, across the country, and around the globe.