What is the Sumter County Economic Development
The Sumter County Economic Development Council (SCEDC) is
a non-profit corporation, formed in 1975 by a group of business leaders in an effort to
create new job opportunities.
How does the SCEDC operate?
The SCEDC is governed by a Board of Directors consisting
of 15 members elected from the general membership. In addition, the immediate past
president and representatives appointed by supporting governmental agencies serve on the
Board of Directors.
Who are the Members of SCEDC?
Members of the SCEDC are businesses, industries and
individuals who pay an annual membership fee.
What is the Mission of the SCEDC?
The Development Council has adopted the following Mission
"To facilitate environmentally-sound and
community-enhancing development in Sumter County by assisting in the attraction,
establishment, retention and expansion of commercial and industrial enterprise."
The SCEDC is the only agency or organization in Sumter
County whose primary mission is to attract new business to the county and assist those
which are here to grow and expand.
How is the SCEDC Funded?
At the present time, the SCEDC receives
operating funds from the county, and also from the City of Bushnell and
the City of Wildwood. The balance of
the Council's funds come from membership fees, fund raisers and small
Are there other Services the SCEDC provides?
Yes, the SCEDC can arrange training programs through the
Sumter County School Board, Lake Sumter Community College, area Vo-Techs and the Jobs and
Education Partnership of Enterprise Florida. In addition, the SCEDC serves as a resource
office, providing demographic and other information to a wide variety of contacts.
How can I contact the SCEDC?
Just give us a call, 352-793-3003, or
E-Mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop at our
office at 408 E. Seminole Ave. in Bushnell
FL 33513 or write to us to PO Box 337, Bushnell FL 33513