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Trademark Metals Recycling Breaks Ground in Sumter County
Trademark Metals Recycling broke ground on 60 acres of industrial land in Sumter County,
FL. The new advanced metal recovery facility will utilize the latest recycling industry
technology to produce raw materials that will re-enter the global supply chain, and advance
global environmental sustainability. Several years of planning and cooperation between
Trademark Metals Recycling’s management team, Sumter County Economic Development,
SECO Energy, and the City of Bushnell preceded the groundbreaking event.
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Did You Know?

  • In 2021, Sumter County had 5,257 more building permit applications than in 2019.
  • In 2021, Sumter County's Planning and Zoning department received 4,758 calls from the public and had 831 consultations with customers.
New Development South of SR 44 Follows Path of Regional Road Agreement
A large driver of the Regional Road Agreement with The Villages® Companies was to continue new investment to Sumter County. Sumter County is benefiting from the additional commercial investment and entertainment offerings of Middleton, Sawgrass Grove, and the future Eastport. These projects will create a multitude of new jobs and continue to diversify the tax base in Sumter County. 
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Helping Small Business Owners 
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in partnership with Sumter County Economic Development, offers no-cost one-on-one consulting to small/medium sized businesses. The consulting is completely confidential and can help with any aspect of operating a small business. SBDC's office is located in The Villages Sumter County Service Center, in Suite 141, located at 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood, FL 34785. The direct phone number for The Florida SBDC Sumter Center is 352-689-4698.
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Cyber Security for Manufacturers
There have been four shifts in manufacturing since the 1700's and Industry 4.0 is the most recent shift. Industry 4.0 consists of Cyber Physical Systems, Internet of Things, and networks, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology. These are great advancements for manufacturing and industry, but they also come with a whole new set of potential risks. For more information about cyber security for manufacturers and Industry 4.0 click the link below.
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Featured Business

With trucking roots dating back to 1938, Kottke Trucking in Wildwood has seen many changes in their industry. In that time they have grown from a one truck operation into an award-winning fleet. Through this growth, they have maintained their character as a third generation family business that cares about their employees and their mission. They transport temperature controlled and dry goods throughout the Midwest and Southeast and offer dedicated and brokerage logistic services.

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Upcoming Webinars and Events
Florida SBDC at UCF
Offering a Variety of Business Trainings Online

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Mid Florida SCORE
Learn the Basics of Google Ads
June 8th, 2022 begins at 10:00 AM

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