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Tops this Decade

The Villages® community is America’s fastest-growing hometown. From April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2018, the Census Bureau found the population of The Villages® community metropolitan statistical area grew from 93,420 to 128,754, an increase of 37.8%. The Villages® community growth rate for the time period was 10% higher than the second-place area, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, which saw a 27.7% growth rate.

Brownwood® Paddock Square Booming

The expanding world of amenities around Brownwood® Paddock Square is about to take a huge leap forward. The Villages® community has announced plans to build four additional commercial buildings at the community’s third town center – the next phase of transforming the area into a regional attraction.

Investors Eagerly Await Trump Rules on Opportunity Zones

AVONDALE, Ariz. – A hotel groundbreaking ceremony here in an old cotton field not far from Interstate 10 last month featured two United States senators, a hot catered lunch and a stream of speeches about driving economic investment to this corner of the Southwest that is still recovering from the Great Recession.

December is National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month

As a business owner, there is always something to manage. Things quickly get busy and details can fall through the cracks or get out of hand. Here’s a list of helpful reminders for you to add to your calendar to help you eliminate the worry. When you Mind your Sunbizness!, you can stay ahead of any unfortunate surprises. It’s your business; we want to help you take care of it.

Farm City Week 2018

Farm City Week has been held around the country since the 1950’s to help celebrate the abundant harvest of Florida agriculture. Sumter County Farm Bureau, along with many other community partners, offers a tour and an educational event during the month of November each year.

Florida businesses see growth under Gov. Scott

Mostly assuredly Gov. Rick Scott will talk about his success in promoting job growth during a senatorial campaign stop Tuesday at Eisenhower Recreation Center.

During his administration, Florida businesses have created millions of new private-sector jobs, with unemployment at the lowest level since April 2007.

On the Rise

Opportunities for residential tax diversification crossed a new threshold last week in Sumter County.

The Sumter County Commission unanimously approved a 30-year development agreement that permits The Villages to develop a 431-acre industrial-commercial property within the Florida Crossroads Industrial Activity Center south of Wildwood and east of Interstate 75.