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Multifamily Housing Units Continue to Rise in Sumter County  
Since Sumter County initiated a housing study in 2018, over 7,000 units of multifamily housing have been announced.  An estimated two thirds of those units are currently under construction or already completed.  Project representatives and realtors confirm that the units are filling up quickly and demand remains strong.  The building pictured above is part of the Beaumont Development located along CR 466A and CR 462 in the City of Wildwood.  The development will feature over 300 market rate apartments ranging from 1-3 bedrooms.
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Did You Know?

  • Sumter County was founded in 1853 and this year celebrates its 169th anniversary! 
  • Sumter County contains five incorporated municipalities, they are the Cities of Wildwood, Bushnell, Center Hill, Coleman, and Webster. 
SBDC Trade Services
Connect your business with specifically designed services for export-ready, new-to-market, and new-to-export businesses. The SBDC can help connect you to the global market with one-on-one consulting, market-specific research, and help getting the proper licenses to do business internationally. The SBDC can help with personalized, confidential consulting, at no cost to you. 
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Manufacturing is an Important Driver of Florida's Economy 
Manufacturers in Florida account for 5.32% of the total output in the state, employing 4.46% of the state's workforce. Total output from manufacturing was $58.88 billion in 2019. Sumter County is covered by the Mid-Florida Manufacturers Association which advocates on behalf of manufacturers in a four county region.  
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9 Ways Employers Turn Off Talent
In today’s tight labor market, it is critical that employers take a hard look at their application processes.  Attracting talent is just the beginning according to the Society for Human Resources Management-SHRM and any unprofessional or cumbersome steps in the application process can send the wrong message to an applicant and cause them to opt-out of following through. 
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Featured Business

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry, located in Wildwood Florida, is the only manufacturer that offers a system of ABS, PVC, CPVC, cast iron, FlowGuard Gold®, and ChemDrain® pipe and fittings for residential and commercial plumbing systems and industrial applications. The nation’s leading maker of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings, Charlotte Pipe is the largest manufacturer of DWV pipe and fittings in the United States and operates one of the largest fittings molding facilities in the world.

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Social Media Trends: What's In and What's Out in 2023.
January 26, 2023, begins at 12:00 PM

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