News from Ocala and Marion County

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    • Hey Ocala – come Stay & Play with us!
      We know most of you are practicing social distancing by staying at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some FUN. Our Recreation & Parks staff is here to help! Throughout the week we’ll bring you a variety of live and pre-recorded videos of engaging activities, most of them you can do with us […]
    • Recreation and Parks Department: Closure of Community Facilities
      Post Date: 03/16/2020 5:20 PM OCALA, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department has begun closures of community facilities in the interest of public health and safety caused by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of today, Monday, March 16, the following recreation facilities will close until further […]
    • City of Ocala Municipal Services Temporarily Suspends Disconnections
      Post Date: 03/16/2020 1:55 PM OCALA, Fla. (March 16, 2020) – The City of Ocala recognizes the financial impact of COVID-19 on our customers and believes that no one should lose service during this critical time.  We have temporarily suspended service disconnections for the next 30 days and will reevaluate the policy and timeframe as […]
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    • City of Ocala to Host a Tire Amnesty Day Saturday, March 14
      OCALA, Fla. (March 10, 2020) – The City of Ocala is providing residents with free tire disposal Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Disposal locations will be at the corner of NE 14th Street and NE Eighth Avenue and the Hampton Aquatic Fun Center located at 255 NW Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. […]
    • Opening Reception: “Momentum” Student and Emerging Artist Competition
      OCALA, Fla. (March 10, 2020) – The City of Ocala invites the public to an opening exhibit reception for the “MOMENTUM” Student and Emerging Artist Competition Thursday, March 19 at 5:30pm at City Hall, 110 SE Watula Ave. Guests will experience the work of local student and emerging artists, high school through age 30, which […]
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      OCALA, Fla.  – The First Friday Art Walk will feature Retro Sounds March 6, 6 to 9 p.m. at the downtown square. Retro Sounds, a music and art event, celebrates the sounds of the 1950s with Cote Deonath, a Marion County native, headlining as Elvis. Step back in time and revel in the era with […]
    • OLC Team Awarded New Mary Sue Rich Community Center at Reed Place
      Post Date: 03/02/2020 3:58 PM OCALA, Fla. (March 2, 2020) – The City of Ocala has awarded Ohlson Lavoie Corporation (OLC), an Orlando design firm, to create and design the Mary Sue Rich Community Center for Ocala. The project is part of the revitalization efforts in West Ocala and will carry the namesake of longtime […]
    • Road Closure – SW First Avenue
      Post Date:03/02/2020 2:51 PM OCALA, Fla. (March 2, 2020) – In order to accommodate the Stormwater Project at SW First Avenue, at the intersection of SW Sixth Street, there will be road closures beginning Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 20. All necessary devices will be in place to redirect traffic. Construction will take place […]
    • Guinness World Record Attempt Longest Continuous Theatrical Performance
      Sunday, March 29 – Thursday, April 2 Ocala Civic Theatre is celebrating an amazing milestone in the 2020-2021 season: our 70th year of providing quality live theatrical productions to our community! To celebrate this memorable achievement, Ocala Civic Theatre – with your help! – will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest […]
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    • Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership
      The Ocala MSA ended the year with a run of national rankings which will frame the state of the local economy quite well. The area ranked #3 on U-Haul’s List of the Top 25 Cities for Growth. This ranking aligns well with previous analysis which showed the 25-34-year-old segment as the fastest growing demographic locally. […]
    • The mission of the CEP
      The mission of the CEP is to be the catalyst for a prosperous community and one of the primary ways we seek to deliver on this mission is by actively working to recruit new primary employers. The Ocala Metro recently reported an unemployment rate of 3.4% which is lower than the national average. More importantly, […]
    • CEP Review of 2019
      I am not sure how one could view 2019 as anything but an incredibly successful year for the Ocala Metro. The CEP is excited to review how our community continues to grow, diversify, and prosper. Economic Growth The local economy continues to demonstrate very strong fundamentals. As of the time of this writing, the local […]
    • A Catalyst for a Prosperous Community
      The mission of the CEP is to be the catalyst for a prosperous community and one of the primary ways we seek to deliver on this mission is by actively working to recruit new primary employers. Our current five-year goals include impacting the announced creation of 4,500 new jobs which pay an average wage which […]