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Orlando ranks No. 7 best-performing city by the Milken Institute

Posted by Dale Brill on Feb 16, 2018 10:37:47 AM

The Milken Institute recently ranked the Orlando metropolitan area seventh among large cities in the United States reflecting an improvement of two spots from last year. The region performed particularly well in the job and wage growth categories with employment rising by over four percent from 2015 to 2016 and wages surging by nearly eight percent from 2014 to 2015.

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Topics: Rankings

Why KPMG and USTA built a home in Orlando's Lake Nona

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 14, 2018 10:52:38 AM

Located just ten minutes from Orlando International Airport sits Lake Nona, one of the nation’s fastest growing communities on a mission to support holistically healthy living. Lake Nona encompasses over 13,000 residents and more than 10 million square feet of residential and commercial facilities, including the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and Nemour’s Childrens Hospital.

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Topics: Economic Development

Sheena Fowler joins the Full Sail University Hall of Fame

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s Senior Director of Marketing and Communications and Orlando Film Commissioner, Sheena Fowler, is inducted into the 9th Class of the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Full Sail University’s Hall of Fame celebrates over 35 years of Full Sail graduates shaping entertainment and pop culture.

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Topics: News & Media

Leadership Orlando Class 94 Explores Brevard County

Posted by Lisa Winkelbauer on Feb 5, 2018 3:33:02 PM

It was a picture-perfect day for Leadership Orlando Class 94 to explore Brevard County’s sea and space ports.

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Why Film in Orlando in the Winter [Infographic]

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Feb 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM

While the vast majority of the country is either covered by snow in the winter months or, at the very least, void of any live foliage, Orlando provides a haven of green grass, bright blue skies, and most importantly, no snow or ice! Our amazing weather, combined with the fact that palm trees do not grow natively in Central Florida, make the Orlando Region the perfect place for projects from all corners of the country (and globe!) to film. The majority of our permits are free, our crew base is enviable by any standards, our locations include everything from downtown high rises to cobblestone streets to swampland, with any style of house you could imagine. Truly “Anywhere USA”, Orlando is open for business and ready to host your project. 

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Topics: Film

Orlando ranks No. 1 for job growth for the third year in a row in 2017

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Jan 31, 2018 9:19:28 AM

Job creation in 2017 injected a significant chunk of spending money into the region’s economy with projected direct impact of an additional $2.2 billion in annual payroll added by the growing labor force. That spending power is expected to add $3.4 billion to the gross regional product (GRP) and new state and local tax revenue of $236.9 million.

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Topics: Rankings, Research

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Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

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