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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...

COVID-19 Resource Center

The following resources are available in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you require additional assistance or have any questions not answered here, please contact us below. Business damage assessment survey Please complete the survey if your business has been...

The Needs to Know

Our greatest objective is to create and expand career opportunities here on the Nature Coast to ensure current and future generations can remain here. That requires routine checks to see what education and skills those workers need to grow and thrive in his or her...

2019: A Collection of Reflections

A productive 2019 on the Nature Coast featured an increase in activity, including word a hospital was coming to Chiefland. An Ocala cardiologist purchased  the former hospice on US Highway 19 with plans to open a walk-in clinic that eventually will become a 10-bed...

2019 In Review

This past year was a record one for the Nature Coast. As 2020 approaches, we look back at some key moments in 2019. Among them: *A&M Manufacturing moved into the former Central Florida Electric Cooperative warehouse adjacent to Chiefland High School. The company...

CK Clam Farming Big Business

Clams have helped put the island community of Cedar Key on the map. The bivalve is a key component of cuisine in town, but its reach is global. Anywhere from 100-125-million clams a year ship out of Cedar Key, to destinations such as New York City and San Francisco....

Nov. 14 Ribbon Cutting Set for Chiefland Boat Builder

Welcome aboard A&M Manufacturing to our business community at a November 14 reception. The Nature Coast Business Development Council and the Greater Chiefland Area Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the boat manufacturer...

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