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How Orlando Became a Test-Market for Surgical Robotics

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 27, 2019 3:40:54 PM

For the last 15 years, Orlando has been the location surgical robotics companies choose when introducing new technology to the U.S. market, and for good reason. With approximately 610 surgeons at 59 hospitals, the seven-county Orlando region presents a huge market opportunity. That’s not to mention the presence of a dedicated space for surgical robotics training.

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Topics: Life Sciences and Healthcare

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Why Yolanda Londoño Joined Leadership Orlando 2.0: The Impact Project

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 22, 2019 10:45:02 AM

For Yolanda Londoño, being part of Leadership Orlando tied together a sense of place and purpose into a comprehensive program, allowing her to learn, grow and make new friends and connections with some of the most influential leaders in the region. But after graduating from Class 93 as a participant and the class chair, she was left longing for ongoing camaraderie and additional opportunities to apply what she learned.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Lockheed Martin Readies for the Future with New Facility and Cyber Innovation Lab

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 15, 2019 3:25:26 PM

When Lockheed Martin officially broke ground on its new, six-story Research & Development II building at its Missiles and Fire Control’s Orlando site on February 14, 2018, it set an aggressive goal of completing the project in only one year. Less than 24 hours from a full year later, the company cut the ribbon on its new facility, which will house approximately 1,000 employees who support engineering, program management and business operations for the company.

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Topics: Economic Development

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Orlando leads nation in job growth four years in a row [Context]

Posted by Justin Braun on Jan 25, 2019 3:08:26 PM

The Orlando region is No. 1 in the nation for job growth for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continued its trajectory as the fastest growing job market in the country for 2018.

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Topics: Rankings, Research

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