Expansions, Acquisitions & More: Ocala / Marion Business News

Prosecutors outline the financial case of the campaign against Lev Parnas as the criminal trial begins

Goupstate.com, one of the Star-Banner’s siblings in the Gannett media family, reported the news.

Ocala-based GML Industries, an electric equipment supplier, announced earlier this month that it will build a second manufacturing facility. It will be in Duncan, South Carolina, and will create 74 jobs.


  • Ocala/Marion growth:88-acre apartment complex along SW 7th Ave. may grow to 1,146 homes

  • ” ‘Automotive manufacturing has been the gift that’s kept on giving to Spartanburg over the last several decades,’ Spartanburg County Councilman David Britt, chairman of the economic development committee, said in a statement,” goupstate reported.

A helping hand:United Way of Marion County funding $8.7M more in rent assistance after initial $10.8M

Big turnout:Meeting about northern Florida Turnpike extension draws hundreds to CF’s Levy campus

Art of HR conference set for Jan. 18

The 2022 Art of HR conference presented by the Ocala Human Resource Management Association, in partnership with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and the Mid-FL Regional Manufacturers Association, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 at the World Equestrian Center, 1390 NW 80th Ave., Ocala.

“Presentations include highlights from the manufacturing wage and benefit survey CareerSource CLM conducted for MRMA in partnership with OHRMA,” CLM said in a news release. Information, including ticket prices, at bit.ly//ARTOFHR.

Input sought for Marion County Public Schools’ new early learning academy The public is invited to provide suggestions for the new early childhood learning academy. Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLZKWCR by Dec, 31.

For more information, contact the School Choice Office of Marion County Public Schools at 671-7743 or email Stephen.Ayres@marion.k12.fl.us. WUFT-TV expands to include DIRECTV STREAM

WUFT “serves as a training facility for students of all disciplines in the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications,” according to a press release announcing the news. Marion Cultural Alliance secures $10K grant

“As viewer habits continue to evolve, PBS remains committed to making our award-winning, national and local content available to all Americans across as many platforms as possible. This partnership will allow PBS and our member stations to expand our digital footprint and reach more viewers with content that inspires, educates and entertains,” Ira Rubenstein, PBS chief digital and marketing officer, said in prepared remarks. WUFT-TV is now live streaming on DIRECTV STREAM.