With unemployment rates falling to levels not seen since 2008, cities, states and regions across the country are facing a new economic development challenge: a surplus of jobs without the skilled local talent to fill them. Adding to the challenge, technology has made finding a job easier than ever, meaning that talent can easily and quickly find job opportunities in any location in the U.S.
Register now to be a part of Sumter County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo. This year we are celebrating the variety of businesses in and around Sumter County and offering them a platform to shine.
Vendor spaces are limited! You do not want the miss the opportunity to promote your business and meet hundreds of new and potential customers or clients.
This NO COST seminar focuses on identifying typical pain points in any existing business and how to find relief. Highlights include: understanding ways to operate to minimize business challenges and maximize customer satisfaction,and how to leverage your existing accountants, banks, insurance agents, etc. to provide relief.
Offering an intimate look at how more than 100 new seasonal plant varieties hold up in Florida’s grueling growing climates, the Florida Flower Trials returns to Central Florida for two days of learning, networking — and plant admiration.
By David R. Corder, Daily Sun Senior Writer Updated
WILDWOOD — The extensive tour state Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam took Monday afternoon at Crevalle Boats only reinvigorated what he sees as an essential need for growing Florida’s economy – vocational and technical training.
Putnam, a 2018 gubernatorial candidate, asked Mike Hankins, Crevalle operations manager, and Nick Engels, president, whether anything poses a hindrance to this fast-growing Wildwood maker of high-quality bay boats.
Heaping piles of dirt, miles of cracked asphalt and metal beams standing hundreds of feet in the air serve as the building blocks of growth. Sumter County and the city of Wildwood are paving the way for ongoing and upcoming development both inside and outside of The Villages. From reconstructing utility lines to widening roads, installing cellphone towers and increasing public safety resources, local governments are preparing for thousands of new homes and hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail slated to be built in the area in the coming years.
Washington, DC – U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) today announced that the $1.3 trillion spending package Congress unveiled last night includes funding for several projects and programs important to Floridians including: increased spending to fight the opioid epidemic,additional funding for citrus greening research and significant funding for democracy programs in both Venezuela and Cuba, as well as provisions Nelson co-sponsored to address gun violence.
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