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Sumter County is currently embarking on a one-year process to update its Land Development Code (LDC). Simply put, the LDC contains the standards for the use and development of land within the unincorporated portions of the County, and covers topics such as zoning, building standards, parking, signs, environmental regulations, and many others.
Tuesday, February 27th 6:00pm-8:00pm
Wildwood Community Center
The Villages is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. How much larger will it get?
The Villages had 94,000 residents in 2010, and grew 65% over the next 12 years. If that pace continues, it will be home to 239,250 people by 2034.
Turn south at the Meggison Road roundabout in The Villages, past Sawgrass Grove and the Southern Oaks Championship Golf Course, and you will come to a place that, as much as a line between past and future can exist, captures the sprawling 55-plus master-planned community’s seemingly infinite growth.
There’s a reason why communities rally to support local businesses. It’s because starting a business (and keeping it running) is really hard, even without high inflation rates and labor shortages.
Under normal circumstances, almost half of the startups in the U.S. are not likely to make it five years. And one fifth of all startups close their doors after the first year of business, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported by WalletHub.
And last year brought sky-high inflation rates for Floridians, so it might be surprising that Florida ranked in WalletHub’s top three best states for starting a business in 2024.
Here’s where Florida ranked on WalletHub’s list of the best states for opening a business this year and why.