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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.

Industrial, Commercial Expansion To Bring Jobs, Tax diversity

Local job growth and tax diversification got a boost last week thanks to The Villages.

The Sumter County Commission approved a rezoning application that would allow up to 1.75 million square feet of industrial-commercial space on a 431-acre site within the county’s Florida Crossroads Industrial Activity Center south of Wildwood and east of Interstate 75.

Success in CareerSource Partnership

Primus Pipe and Tube, Inc. is a steel pipe manufacturer in Wildwood.  They have partnered with CareerSource Central Florida for recruitment and training assistance. The Primus and CSCF partnership has resulted in approximately 10+ confirmed hires, ranging from general labor to shipping clerks and inside sales, all of whom have been successful in completing their training and have remained employed to date.

The Villages® kick-starts new industrial corridor

The Villages just became the linchpin in a plan to bring about 20,000 new jobs to the area over the next 10 years.

The Sumter County Commission on Tuesday unanimously greenlighted the Developer’s plan for a 1.75 million-square-foot industrial park, a move that will ignite a growth corridor along 4,000 acres south of Wildwood, said Commission Chairman Al Butler.