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CWR Contracting's Grand Opening  
CWR Contracting, Inc. recently opened its state-of-the-art asphalting plant and mix design lab in Sumter County. The plant's silos can make up to 400 tons of asphalt per hour and store up to 1,200 tons. The plant can run up to 50% recycled asphalt and is structured to mainly utilize electric heat. CWR Contracting, Inc. has been in the business of building roads since 1976 and has grown to employ more than 1,200 skilled workers. To learn more about CWR Contracting, Inc. and their mission click below. 
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Did You Know?

  • Since 2017, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Florida the best state in the nation for higher education.
  • In recent years, Florida's graduating classes have included more than 42,000 degree recipients in STEM and health-related disciplines, according to the State University System of Florida.
Downtown Wildwood Revitalization Project Moves Forward
A nearly $8-million dollar revitalization plan for downtown Wildwood was presented to Wildwood's City Commission. The plan includes a four-story, 126-space parking garage. The plan also includes the development of 8,000 square feet of commercial space across from city hall, named "The Railyard." The project will have a railroad theme to keep to Wildwood's rich railroad history. 
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OSHA Expected to Establish Heat-Specific Standards by 2023
In the spring of 2022, OSHA released a National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Heat Exposure.  The agency is utilizing data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to assess high incidence rates of heat-related illnesses and death.  Heat exposure standards are expected in 2023 and employers are encouraged to be prepared for implementation and the likelihood of increased inspections.     
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Sumter County Farm City Event
Another successful Farm City event was held this year. The event had over 60 people attend. Presentations were made by UF-IFAS-Extention and Flowerwood Nursery, which hosted the event. Pictured above is Glenn Ponder, Manager of Flowerwood Nursery, as he answers participant's questions. A guided tour of the nursery's operations and a complimentary lunch was also provided.  

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Featured Business

Agromillora Florida, located in Wildwood, applies the most advanced technologies and innovative production processes to the citrus rootstocks released from the breeding programs of the University of Florida (UF) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that are tolerant to citrus greening. Agromillora was founded in 1986 with headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. Initially dedicated to the production and marketing of fruit trees and vines, it later incorporated the commercial production of olives trees on a global scale.

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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
How to Drive New Business on Social Media
December 13th, 2022, begins at 7:00 PM

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