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Economic yearbook 2011

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Art Levy | 4/1/2011

HERNANDO County

Hernando Population: 180,381
Population Growth Rate (2007-11): 1.65%
Population by Age:
0-14
15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.8% 5.6%
19.9% 32.6% 26.2%
Per Capita Income: $30,259

Accuform Signs, a manufacturer of signs and safety cones, plans to add 30,000 square feet of space and 20 workers this year, with the potential for more. "It's our expectation that business will continue to grow and, as it does, we will adjust our staffing levels accordingly," says Brad Montgomery, Accuform's marketing and communications director. Valerie Pianta, an economic development supervisor with the Hernando County Office of Business Development, says the county is hoping to lure more high-tech manufacturers to Hernando this year. She adds that the county hopes to leverage a new $3-million control tower planned for the Hernando County Airport to attract more aviation-related businesses.

Brad Montgomery
Brad Montgomery, marketing and communications director for Accuform Signs

CITRUS County

Citrus Population: 145,471
Population Growth Rate (2007-11): 0.99%
Population by Age:
0-14
15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
12.7% 4.8% 16.3% 34.8% 31.4%
Per Capita Income: $31,191

John Siefert, executive director of the Citrus County Economic Development Council, says the county added 140 jobs during the last three months of 2010. Notable companies that have been growing, he says, include Covanta, Sibex, F.D.S. Disposal and the Technology Conservation Group. Meanwhile, Siefert says the county will keep working to be "business friendly" by streamlining the permitting process and introducing an incentives program that gives 10 years of property tax relief to companies that add jobs.

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