Innovation and new regionalism focus of Orlando EDC Leadership Experience

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jun 2, 2015 8:50:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) will travel to Phoenix, AZ for the 2015 Leadership Experience June 3 – 5 focused on learning best practices and innovative approaches to regionalism that can be used to further economic development in Orlando. The group of 80 delegates includes community leaders, elected officials and EDC leadership.

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Topics: General News, EDC events, EDC board members, EDC president and CEO, Economic Development, Orlando EDC, Investor Relations, Orlando leaders

Tomorrowland film previewed in Orlando

Posted by Alana Siceloff on May 27, 2015 1:15:00 PM

The Disney film Tomorrowland, shot partially in Central Florida, was previewed before an Orlando audience of cast, crew members and community leaders including the Orlando EDC’s film commissioner, Sheena Fowler.

“I was incredibly proud to watch the credits roll on the Florida crew,” Fowler said. “The creators of this film, two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird, Damon Lindelof and Jeff Jenesen are all highly regarded and working with Brad Bird’s direction allowed us all to challenge our skills and rise to the occasion.”

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Topics: General News, City of Orlando, Investors, Orlando EDC, EDC staff, Film and Digital Media

IRadimed's growth highlighted during employment announcement

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 27, 2015 1:13:46 PM

Winter Springs-based company IRadimed Corporation hosted a visit and tour by Governor Rick Scott in May highlighting the company's growth, success and unique product. The world's only provider of non-magnetic intravenous (IV) infusion pump sytems, IRadimed created 46 jobs since opening its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Orlando region. 

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Topics: EDC Projects, Seminole County, business location, Headquarters, Jobs, manufacturing, Economic Development, Innovative Companies, Economy

Florida ranks No. 2 in Chief Executive magazine's annual CEO survey

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 21, 2015 4:09:00 PM

Florida ranked No. 2 for the fourth consecutive year in Chief Executive magazine’s annual survey of CEOs on their views of the best and worst states for business.

More than 500 CEOs were asked to rate all 50 states on the following categories: taxes and regulations; quality of the workforce; and the quality of life which includes education, cost of living, affordable housing, social amenities and crime rates.

The magazine highlighted Florida’s business-friendly climate, world-class infrastructure, flexible enterprise zones and tax credits for research and development. In addition, the state’s industrial growth contributed to a diversified economy and ultimately the high ranking for Florida.

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Topics: General News, business location, Research and Development, Why Orlando, Economic Development, Rankings, Orlando EDC, Economy

Orlando leaders see other side of Orlando at Lockheed Martin's Innovation Demonstration Center

Posted by Charlene Small on May 19, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Local leaders joined the Orlando EDC for a guided tour through Lockheed Martin's new Innovation Demonstration Center at their Training and Logistics location in East Orange County. The new 20,000-square-foot center is primarily used as a demonstration and collaboration area where customers and industry partners can discuss training and logistics challenges, as well as a venue to work together to advance mission readiness for militaries and commercial aviation pilots.

Local leaders experienced firsthand what it's like to sit behind the cockpit of a Fighter F-35 Lightning II jet. At the wheel of a Humvee, leaders went on a timed special mission to find the enemy within a 360-degree simulated room for the combat convoy.

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Topics: Advanced Technologies, Orlando EDC, Orlando leaders, Modeling Simulation and Training, Lockheed Martin, MS&T

Chief Executive magazine features article by EDC president and CEO

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 13, 2015 4:12:00 PM

Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) President and CEO, Rick Weddle, teamed up with journalist and author, William J. Holstein, to co-write “The Next Great Leap: How can EDOs – and CEOs – Really Move the Needle for their State?” in the May/June publication of Chief Executive magazine. 

The article addresses how organizations can make a difference in the success of economic development in their respective states. Together with Holstein, Weddle identified four main goals a city must achieve to reach its economic potential:

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Topics: General News, EDC president and CEO, IEDC, Economic Development, Orlando EDC

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