Press Release 2018 Economic Study

More Jobs for Sumter County
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in partnership with the Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway organization recently completed an economic assessment of their 62-mile Byway. FDOT contracted with the University of Florida-Institute of Food & Agriculture Services, Food and Resource Economics Department to assess the economic impact of a designated scenic highway on the communities that it touches. The study’s economic modeling efforts estimated the total annual impacts attributed to the Scenic Byway to include the creation of 45 full and part-time jobs, over $2 million in added Gross Regional Product, and the generation of nearly $250,000 in local and state tax revenue.

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Economic Study Press Release -Final (2-4-19)


The Coast-to-Coast connector Trail is a 275 mile bicycle/pedestrian World Class Trail which links St. Petersburg to Titusville by establishing connections of various trails throughout the communities of Central Florida. Approximately 75% of the trail is already developed and open to the public or funded for completion. The Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway is a proud supporter of the Coast-to-Coast Connector.