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Assessing the economic impact of Hurricane Maria on the Orlando region

Posted by Dale Brill on Nov 17, 2017 11:05:34 AM

Residents from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico fleeing the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria are among the hundreds arriving daily in Central Florida to start new lives. The Orlando community, with one of the largest Puerto Rican populations in the U.S. outside of the island, is offering support, assistance and relief from the life-changing disaster brought on by the storm’s strength and fury. With a community that’s on track to surpass New York as the state with the largest Puerto Rican population, the opportunity for evacuating Puerto Ricans to contribute to the region’s growing economy is considerable.

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Topics: Research

Enrollment is underway for Leadership Orlando Class 95

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 10, 2017 4:49:33 PM

With forty years of proven success and over 5,000 alumni, Leadership Orlando, America's largest Community Leadership Program, continues to recruit, cultivate and engage emerging and established leaders, to better serve the Central Florida Region.  

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Strength in Numbers:  Leadership Orlando Classes 93 and 94 Explore Polk County Together

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 8, 2017 3:04:01 PM

In the days immediately following Hurricane Irma, much of Central Florida was without power, homes and businesses had sustained damage, schools had not reopened and lives were not yet back to normal. Because of this, the September session and visit to Polk County for Leadership Orlando Class 93 was cancelled.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Here’s what really sparks Orlando’s booming coffee culture

Posted by Masha Protopopova on Nov 6, 2017 10:18:10 AM

Since the Age of Enlightenment, coffee houses have been a symbol of innovation and a signal of society’s prospering creative class. With a vast array of original coffee shops where the drink is not just a fuel for work – but a way of life – Orlando’s coffee culture is gaining visible momentum. Orlando was ranked as a top city in America for coffee lovers by WalletHub, signaling that not only is there a caffeine fix waiting for you around every corner, but also that Orlando is a growing hub for creativity and innovation. From award-winning brews to classic hipster hangouts, there’s a lot more to Orlando’s coffee scene than you might think.

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Topics: Rankings

The Partnership exhibits at NBAA 2017

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 30, 2017 2:39:32 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership exhibited at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Exhibition from October 10-12, 2017 in Las Vegas. The show featured over 1,100 indoor exhibitors and 27,000 business aviation professionals. The Partnership generated three high quality leads and one business development project.

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Topics: Economic Development

How the Orlando community rallied for HQ2.O

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 30, 2017 1:10:15 PM

Amazon’s announcement that it is seeking a location for its second headquarters (HQ2) did more than just cause an “all-in” poker game between cities around the continent. Amazon also opened many eyes to the behind-the-scenes work that economic development organizations do every day.

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Topics: Economic Development

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