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 has experienced explosive growth over the last several years. In fact, according to the latest US Census data, Sumter County is home to the fastest growing MSA in the United States, making it the nation’s 7th fastest growing county overall. Sumter County boasted an impressive 32.7% growth rate from 2010-2016.

That continued population growth pays some serious dividends for residents and businesses throughout the county. But our population isn’t the only thing that’s growing at such a spectacular rate. Sumter County’s phenomenal growth has brought with it unprecedented opportunities for business growth, as well. The Sumter County labor force in the private sector has increased dramatically, rising 58% from 2009 to 2017. What’s more, our dense population of seniors makes Sumter County an ideal medical manufacturing test and implementation market.

Combine these strategic location advantages and growth opportunities, with Sumter County’s pro-business county leadership and significant cash incentives targeting manufacturing businesses, (as well as distribution and agricultural businesses), and you can begin to see the valuable benefits this special place affords.

Don’t overlook this phenomenal opportunity to grow your business, in a place where growth is leading the way!

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