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Emsi Releases 2018 Talent Attraction Scorecard

Economic Modeling Services, Inc. has released it’s 2018 Talent Attraction Scorecard. Sumter County is mentioned positively for educational attainment and workforce growth in Generation Z and Millennials. Each year, Emsi analyzes all U.S. counties to see which ones attract talent the best. Rankings are based on how well counties draw new residents, grow jobs and skilled workers, and increase educational attainment.

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.