October 21, 2016

Economic Yearbook 2006 - Big Bend Region

High-Tech Victories

Economic diversification in Tallahassee is giving a population and business boost to rural, fringe counties.

Charlotte Crane | 4/1/2006

Lafayette/Columbia Counties

Gainesville-based Haven Hospice is expanding in Lake City, building a 16-bed in-patient care center in addition to administrative offices, a $5.2-million project serving a five-county area and creating an additional 40 to 50 jobs.

Jefferson/Gadsden/Wakulla Counties

Home supply company ABC Supply of Beloit, Wis., is opening a location at Midway's 10-90 industrial park and hiring 14 people.

Taylor/Gilchrist Counties

Hurley's Waccasassa Plantation at Branford, which opened in October, is a 1,600-acre hunting and recreation destination, employing 35. Thomas F. Hurley is relocating from Hillsborough County, where he operated cattle, mining and general-agriculture businesses. He's also converted a former icehouse at Trenton to an auction house.

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