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Janet Ware | 4/4/2013

Hernando County

» The Hernando County Airport, recently redubbed “Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport” in an effort to bolster its name recognition, is a focal point for development. The airport added a new air traffic control tower in December and three companies at its nearby industrial park — Accuform Signs, Airdyne Aerospace and Interconnect Cable Technologies — are adding staff and expanding workspace.

Hernando Population: 187,270
Population Growth Rate (2009-13): 2.16%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.86% 5.52% 18.97% 32.99% 26.66%
Per Capita Income: $32,914

Citrus County

» In the wake of Duke Energy’s decision to retire its Crystal River nuclear plant, county commissioners and economic developers are scurrying to build a more diversified economic base with less emphasis on construction and power generation, more on light manufacturing, technology, tourism and medical care.

Citrus Population: 147,695
Population Growth Rate (2009-13): 1.10%
Population by Age:
0-14 15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
12.37% 4.57% 15.39% 33.78% 33.88%
Per Capita Income: $35,925

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