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CR 229 from SR 44 to CR 462 Construction
Improvements commence September 12th, residents and business owners located on CR 229 will be able to access their properties during construction and will be notified at least 24 hours before any planned construction that will directly impact their driveways. Starting October 24th a detour will route other traffic. The completed project will upgrade the below standard two-lane facility to meet the current standards and growth. 
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Did You Know?

  • Lake Sumter State College recently received $85,000 from the Duke Energy Foundation, the funds will be used to add renewable energy certifications to the Lineworker Program at the Sumter Campus. 
  • I-75 generates an estimated $49.3 billion in value of trade related activities annually, countrywide, according to a research paper by economists Taylor Jaworski, Sergey Nigai, and Carl Kitchens.
Opportunity for Center Hill Homeowners
The City of Center Hill is seeking applicants for the Community Development Block Grant Program that can assist homeowners with repairs. The program is designed to perform repairs and improvements for low and low to moderate-income homeowners. Eligible repairs include roofs, heating systems, plumbing, electrical, etc. For more information call 850-681-3717.
Support Local Agriculture 
Brownwood Paddock Square® Far-mer's Market is where you can find a large variety of produce from community farmers. A large selection of fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables, and more are available to choose from. Other products include eggs, honey, and cheese. The farmer's market is held on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
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Manufacturing is Moving Back to the U.S.
Supply chain issues continue to be on executives' minds. According to Bloomberg News, key words such as Reshoring, Nearshoring, and Onshoring are up over 1000% in earning calls and conference presentations. This increased discussion has led to $94.3 billion in manufacturing construction spending this year according to the most recent U.S Census Bureau report. This year's construction spending is the highest since 2002, in May alone construction spending was 26.3% higher than in May 2021. 
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Primus Pipe and Tube, has been located in Wildwood, Florida since 1967, manufacturing a full range of Stainless Steel and Special Alloy pipe & tube ranging from 2″ to 120″ diameter. They service the domestic Oil, Gas and Chemical Processing Industries, who have the most demanding technical and quality standards in the world. Their 100 skilled and motivated employees have allowed Primus Pipe and Tube to position their company as the Quality and Delivery leader in the market.

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