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Our Industry

Our Industry

From the days when  turpentine was drilled from trees to advanced technology, the region has progressed and evolved.

Our industry is as diverse as our people, attracted to the area because of the low cost of doing business, high quality of life, close-knit communities and access to recreation and resources. Agriculture and eco-tourism have always been staples of ours, with a large concentration of manufacturing in Williston and a smaller sector in Chiefland.

There are approximately 905 businesses in Levy County,

with the three largest sectors being (listed at % of total workforce):

%

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

%

Construction

%

Professional and Business Services



The top five growing sectors are:

Accommodation and food services

Manufacturing

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting

Transportation and warehousing

Professional, scientific, and technical services


A review of trends, regional assets and other data indicates the strongest manufacturing growth occurring in the areas of food and transportation equipment, followed by chemicals and non-metallic mineral products.

There are 353,400 acres of private forest utilized for timber and support services, which has also become a vital industry. Paper manufacturing accounts for an approximately $350-million economic output in the region, with wood products accounting for roughly $75-million.

 


Entrepreneur Profiles

So who calls the Nature Coast home? Here are some of the people and their stories of how they found why we’re the “Natural Fit For Business.”

Scott DeBerry, DeBerry Marketing Services, Chiefland
Tricia Allen, PhotoFrost, Williston
Dwight Brooker, Paradox Intellectual Properties, Chiefland
Al Walker, Foss Foam Products, Williston

 

 

Largest Employer Data

Organization

Industry

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)


Levy County School District

Educational Services

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Retail

Number of Staff

N/A

DAB Constructors Inc.

Construction

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Seabring Marine Industries

Wholesale

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Alliance Dairies Fla Gen Partner

Agriculture

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Cypress Health Systems Fla Inc.

Health Care and Social Assistance

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc.

Retail

Number of Staff

N/A

A & N Corporation

Manufacturing

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Williston Timber Co Inc.

Forestry

Number of Staff

N/A

Marshall Tree Farm Inc.

Forestry

Number of Staff

N/A

Theissen Training Systems, Inc.

Manufacturing

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Williston Health & Rehabilitation Center

Healthcare

Number of Staff

VE Whitehurst & Sons Inc.

Construction

Number of Staff

Bell’s Restaurant and Catering

Food service/accommodations

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Shadow Trailers Inc.

Manufacturing

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Chiefland Medical Center

Healthcare

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)

Eisaman Equine Service Inc.

Equestrian

Number of Staff

Revenue ($)