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Orlando is No. 1 for STEM job growth [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on May 25, 2018 10:53:49 AM

Orlando ranks six among Forbes’ 15 Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros”. So how much faster than the rest of the country is Orlando’s tech economy growing? And what is fueling this surge? A quick dive into occupation data reveals answers specific to Orlando’s STEM[1] job growth since 2010.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Research

How to disrupt an industry: Fattmerchant's Orlando story

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 23, 2018 2:52:43 PM

With all the advantages of Orlando’s tech corridor, Suneera Madhani has built a fast-growing company now known as “The Netflix of Credit Card Processing”. Like other millennials who have upended traditional industries, Suneera Madhani is fast on the heels of her larger competitors—and she has no plans to slow down any time soon.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Heather Shubirg joins the Orlando Economic Partnership Business Development team

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 9, 2018 1:57:46 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership hired a new Senior Director of Business Development, Heather Shubirg, who specializes in competitiveness issues and local and state incentives. Heather is a veteran economic development professional who previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise Florida.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

Top 6 reasons that economic development is important to a region’s economy [infographic]

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Economic development is a critical component that drives economic growth in our economy, creating high wage jobs and facilitating an improved quality of life. The business development team at the Orlando Economic Partnership works to attract, and retain jobs for the Orlando region. While the work of economic developers often falls under the radar, creating and sustaining jobs for a region is a critical component to a successful economy and community.

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Topics: Economic Development

How a fast-growing tech company finds the right talent in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 30, 2018 11:53:02 AM

All companies, and particularly those in IT, face the challenge of finding talent for growth in an ever-tightening labor market. Smaller, newer players like Luminar, a six-year-old manufacturer of LiDAR-based sensors for vehicles, have to woo the best of the best away from brand-name behemoths.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies

Orlando’s export economy and the impact of potential Chinese tariffs [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Apr 26, 2018 3:07:19 PM

Threats of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods last month fueled anxiety over a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Analysis by the Orlando Economic Partnership research team sheds light on the likely consequences of proposed economic sanctions. Due to the Orlando economy’s lack of reliance on exports, any direct decreases in economic activity caused by potential Chinese tariffs would be minimal. More substantial threats to the Orlando region, specifically to tourism and the construction boom, come from U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.  

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Topics: Research

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The PR team at the Orlando Economic Partnership is your source for business news in Orlando, providing you with story ideas about trends, people and companies; statistical information and background; offering expert sources; and connecting you with community leaders.

Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

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