Economic summit to focus on industrial hub

Local business and government leaders in Zephyrhills will join together for an event that will spotlight the city’s industrial corridor and ongoing efforts to cultivate high-wage manufacturing jobs. The third annual Zephyrhills Economic Summit is scheduled for Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Zephyrhills City Hall, 5335 Eighth St., in Zephyrhills. The summit primarily will focus on the … [Read more...]

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for a lot of dollars

Two popular low-cost retail chains with dozens of locations locally will become one company by early next year. Dollar Tree Inc. says it will buy Family Dollar Stores Inc. in a deal said to be worth $8.5 billion. While both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar will share the same main office, not much else is expected to change, Dollar Tree executives said in a release. Stores will continue to … [Read more...]