The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners (“The Board”) is providing reimbursement for the local for-profit businesses located in Sumter County, Florida, which had expenditures acquiring materials or services on or after March 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, and directly related to the COVID-19 safety and compliance measures.
Company adapts annual event to virtual format, invites entrepreneurs to pitch new, niche and innovative products via virtual meetings scheduled for Oct. 1, 2020.
FloridaMakes in partnership with the Associated Industries of Florida and Space Florida have built Connex Florida, a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida.
Welcome to Connex Florida, a supply chain database tool for the manufacturing industry in Florida. Connex Florida is made possible through a partnership between the Associated Industries of Florida, Space Florida, and FloridaMakes.
The 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday was passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. This sales tax holiday begins Friday, May 29, 2020, and extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items. Additionally, the sales tax holiday does not apply to sales in a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging establishment or airport.
Sumter County has joined cities and counties nationwide in recognizing National Economic Development Week.
By proclamation Sumter County joined cities and counties nationwide in marking National Economic Development Week from May 4-9, 2020 to recognize the contributions of positive economic development and explain the role of the profession in our local community.
The Villages, about an hour northwest of Orlando in central Florida, is home to about 135,000 people, many of them considered high-risk during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 is challenging how individuals, families, businesses and societies operate. We will come out of this. In the meantime, we are polling interest and ability among restaurant operators to prepare meals for delivery to those in need. This would be a paid opportunity, not a donation.
This is a statewide project, and we are looking for interest to produce meals for 1) elders that have specific nutrition needs, 2) out-of-school students, and 3) those in need in the general population.
We’re adapting or delaying some of our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff and the public and make sure we get the same population counted another way.
Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19.
A ribbon-cutting was held today at Spring Flow Avenue, a newly constructed road just east of the I-75 and SR 44 interchange in Wildwood. This project is an excellent example of how Sumter County Economic Development, in partnership with Sumter County Public Works, Sumter County Fire Services, the City of Wildwood and a private sector landowner can partner on projects that advance public safety, enhance infrastructure availability, and spur private development.