Area Economy Shows Positive Signs

Posted on: October 17, 2013
By Richard Anguiano, Ocala Star Banner
Business editor

After several trying years, events so far in 2013 have brought glimmers of new hope for Marion County's economy.

Several employers have moved operations and much-needed jobs here. Meanwhile, business publications have forecast the Ocala/Marion County area to have a promising future in at least two economic categories.

For these and other reasons, Kevin T. Sheilley, president and CEO of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership, describes himself as “very optimistic” about the county's prospects.

“In 2014, I think we're going to see a lot of things pop in Marion County,” he said.

Here is a quick look at recent developments in Marion County's economic picture:

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