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Schons Retiring After 42 Years

Ed Schons is retiring after after 42 years in ecnomic development, the last two as president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council. Schons has been with the Corridor for several years, taking over after former president Randy Berridge retired. His four decades in...

2019 Hurricane Season Begins

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is underway, officially beginning June 1 and ending November 30. This year’s forecast calls for 13 named storms, five of which are expected to become hurricanes and of which two are forecasted to be Category 3 or higher. Last year,...

A&M Manufacturing Motors Into Chiefland

A&M Manufacturing Inc. is moving into vacant space in Chiefland for its expansion, bringing more than 100 jobs and new product lines. The company, which was based in Old Town since 1990, needed a larger space to accommodate its growth plans. The NCBDC assisted in...

Florida Manufacturers Business Growth Program

GrowFL is launching a new program in partnership with FloridaMakes to encourage further second-stage growth with state manufacturers. The Florida Manufacturers Business Growth Program will offer businesses critical resources needed to survive and thrive, implement...

State Reviewing Management Plan for Two Levy S.P’s

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is considering public comments and feedback from an advisory committee regarding its draft 10-year management plan of the Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Waccasassa Bay State Park. Public hearings were held Feb. 27...

Jan 10 MRMA Meeting

The Mid-Florida Regional Manufacturers Association is holding its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the College of Central Florida, 3001 SW College Rd., Ocala, Building 40, Room 107. Kevin Sheilley, President and CEO of the Ocala CEP, is...

Go Global

In the New Year, learn about something possibly brand new to you: the power of exportation. For many small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) the risks associated with selling overseas far outweigh any perceived benefit. If you are in this place, you are not alone....

Economic Development Academy Upcoming

The Rural Economic Development Academy (REDA) is designed to provide an in-depth and practical understanding of key issues and considerations associated with successful local and regional economic development, important elements of building and sustaining a local...

Adapting to Any Situation To Explore the Nature Coast

David Jones, president of Florida Disabled Outdoors Association, on a recent excursion near Yankeetown. Bird Dog Boats of Florida is proving nothing should keep anyone from exploring the beauty of the Nature Coast. The Williston-based non-profit organization is less...