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FDOT Enters Right-of-way Acquisition Phase for Widening SR 50
The widening project will increase capacity from two to four lanes and improve safety and performance on SR 50 from CR 478A to the Sumter/Lake County line.  Roundabouts are planned at the intersection of SR 50 and SR 471 and at the intersection of SR 50 and CR 469. This project also includes the property acquisition necessary to include the Coast to Coast Trail. 
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Did You Know?

  • From 2019 to 2020 Sumter County's Gross Domestic Product increased 6% while the state of Florida increased less than 1%, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis' most recent report.
  • According to LinkedIn, more than 200 businesses were started in The Villages area from January 2021 to January 2022.
Beware of Fake Profiles on LinkedIn
LinkedIn has reported an increase in the number of fake accounts created using computer generated profiles and profile pictures. Companies will sometimes use these accounts to reach out to individuals about products they are selling. When someone clicks or calls the number in the message they will be connected to a real sales person. 
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Future of Work Florida Initiative
The Florida Chamber of Commerce launched the Future of Work Florida Initiative to help address Florida's workforce needs. The multi-year plan aims to unite Florida businesses, local chambers, economic development groups, education, and workforce partners, HR leaders, and more, to make Florida more competitive in workforce strength.
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Educational Opportunities for Your Employees
The UF/IFAS Extension of Sumter County offers a multitude of educational opportunities and workshops that can help your employees maximize their potential. The workshops provide guidance on strengthening families, financial management, health, wellness, and much more. 
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Featured Business

For over 60 years, Gresco has served the utility and electrical supply needs of hundreds of customers in the Southeast, including Rural Electric Cooperatives (Co-ops), Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs). Municipals (Munis), and Contractors. Gresco continually expands their line of innovative solutions, services and cost-effective programs to help their customers grow their business and widen their reach, while meeting the unique demands of their partners. Gresco is located in Wildwood, Florida.

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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
Marketing Your Business
May 14th, 2022 begins at 9:30 AM

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