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Thursday, March 30, 2023

Florida Chamber of Commerce recognizes need for workforce housing

The Florida Chamber of Commerce unveiled its 2023 Florida Business Agenda and among its priorities is workforce housing.

Chamber officials predict that 2023 is going to be another year of positive growth for Florida, and the Florida Chamber is at the forefront advocating for the policies necessary to seize the opportunity to grow into the 10th largest economy in the world.

The chamber says that Florida’s success is best illustrated by the nation-leading migration of people and capital into our state. With over 1,000 new residents calling Florida home each day, this growth can be either a challenge or an opportunity. Some new residents are retirees. Others come here looking for work.

Florida needs the workers and the workers need somewhere to live.
The Florida Chamber recognizes that for many Floridians, rising housing costs are a significant issue, which hurts Florida’s competitiveness, affordability, and quality of life. Recognizing the concern of business leaders, the Florida Chamber incorporated the availability of diverse and attainable housing to meet future demand as one of its 2030 goals.

Many officials here in The Villages and surrounding area have sounded that same call.

We need workers and they need somewhere to live.

If we can’t get tee times it might be time to slow down construction of new homes

In a Letter to the Editor, a Villager suggests that if the population is exceeding the amenities, then maybe it’s time to slow down on the construction of homes.

Our lunch was ruined thanks to a smoker

A Village of Fernandina resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says a smoker ruined her group’s recent lunch at a country club in The Villages.

Ever left your mailbox key in the door?

A Haciendas of Mission Hills resident has a suggestion for keys that are accidentally left in mailbox doors at postal stations in The Villages. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Natives struggle with the tidal wave of The Villages

A lifelong Wildwood resident, in a Letter to the Editor, attempts to explain how The Villages has impacted the lives of those who were here “first.”

At what point did the winter visitors get priority for tee times?

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Sabal Chase takes on the issue of full-time residents having trouble getting tee times.