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Woody’s BBQ Considers Williston

Jacksonville-based Woody's Bar B-Q visited Williston recently to discuss the possibility of a local franchise. Founder Woody Mills started the fast-casual restaurant in 1980, with the franchise growing to 10 state locations. Though it started in the city, the...

26 Fundamentals of Business Excellence

ANCORP in Williston has been manufacturing high end and ultra high end vacuum components since 1965. It's part of a very exclusive group of global companies -- less  than 5 -- that produce  these parts. To grow in such a niche industry for more than five decades does...

New Digs With Upcoming Events

The Levy County Historical Society is settling into its new Bronson location while gearing up for an upcoming program on World  War II. It purchased the former Henry and Rilla White Youth Foundation building December 2019. Renovations have been ongoing since,...

Black Prong Renovation Work Fast Flowing

The Black Prong Equestrian Village in Bronson is nearing the final turn of its multi-million dollar transformation. Owners Reid and Sarah Nagle have made numerous upgrades and additions to the ranch, including a roughly 4,000 square-foot main pavilion that features a...

Tiny Homes, Big Splash

Homestead Tiny Resorts in Williston is making a big splash after opening last month. The tiny homes village at 102 NE 2nd Ave. opened its doors late July, after contacting the Nature Coast Business Development Council last...

The Gains of Growth

There are no individual dots in economic development; everything is linked to make the bigger picture. Company A supplies company B the materials it needs to make its products, company C uses the accounting services company D provides, and so on. The snowball effect...

2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially begins today, and forecasters predict a busier than normal season this year. A conference call last week conducted by Levy County Emergency Management took a look at the numbers, going off the widely-used Colorado State...

County to Add Two Businesses in 2 Months

While the coronavirus has been the focus the last few months, we're focused on continued growth on the Nature Coast. Two businesses are closing in on opening dates, with a code-named project days from starting up, while a long-demanded medical need will soon be...

Duke Energy Looks to Cut May Utility Bills

The North Carolina-based utility filed a plan with the Florida Public Service Commission to lower residential and commercial rates in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Read its news release: [pdf-embedder...

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