Sumter County joins cities and counties statewide to recognize the contributions of positive economic development.
Watch the video for the Industrial Machinery and Controls Technician Program at Withlacoochee Technical College
Sumter County was one of only 101 counties that saw a historic level of employment in 2020, in spite of COVID-19. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported 31,466 employed workers in 2020, which is a historical high for Sumter County.
Companies hired at the fastest pace in seven months in December ahead of escalating concerns over surging Covid cases, according to a report Wednesday from payroll processing firm ADP.
Open House will take place on Thursday, December 2nd from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
CTE programs offer fast, affordable, industry-specific training with excellent chances for employment at competitive entry-level wages. Sumter County students can attend WTC through long-standing partnership agreements.
Visit https://www.wtcollege.org/ for more information.
Farm City Week will be celebrated this year from November 17 through November 24. The event has been held around the country since the 1950s to celebrate and promote agriculture. It is a week to express appreciation of the beneficial partnerships between growers and consumers.
This year, Sumter County Economic Development, UF-IFAS extension and other community partners will offer an in-person event at Whispering Oaks Winery on November 12 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will be held outside and includes educational presentations, lunch, and a tour of the winery.
The event is free, but space is limited, so registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.
The FL Department of Economic Opportunity’s Job Growth Grant Fund award will be utilized to expand County Road 525E which serves the industrial corridor that is rapidly developing in the Coleman Area. The expansion of the road will also stage the development of the proposed 1000-acre, CSX Rail adjacent, Monarch Ranch Industrial Supersite.
Sumter County has one of the lowest crime rates in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, between 2019-2020, the crime rate was 881 per 100,000 people.
Sumter County proclaimed October 2021 as Manufacturing Month recognizing the importance of manufacturing in our local economy.
Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) is currently enrolling students for the Industrial Machinery and Controls Technician Program. The program will provide the technicians with the skills necessary to enter a career in the Manufacturing, Distribution, and Process Control fields.