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Samsung signs lease for large distribution HQ

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 22, 2017 3:26:31 PM

Global consumer electronics giant Samsung is relocating its existing Jacksonville operations to take advantage of the logistical benefits of being located in the middle of the state of Florida in the Orlando region’s Lake County.

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Topics: EDC Projects, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Orlando positioned to become sustainability city of the future

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 22, 2017 3:09:15 PM

While many people associate Orlando with its booming tourism industry, many do not realize that Orlando is paving the way for a more eco-friendly and sustainable future. In fact, Orlando is ranked as one of the greenest cities in America by EcoWatch. The region was recently elected as an innovative training ground for autonomous vehicles. Orlando is a top city for urban farming (Redfin 2016) and is one of only five cities awarded the Smart City Council Readiness Challenge grant in 2017.

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Topics: Why Orlando

Orlando Insight: Orlando's economic outlook for 2017

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 22, 2017 2:16:46 PM

2017: Orlando Expects

Orlando’s economic prosperity gained significant momentum in 2016.

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Topics: Business Location, Economic Development, Economy

Ready, set, hike ... Orlando is headed to the Super Bowl!

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Feb 3, 2017 2:59:22 PM

Photo courtesy of GES

If you’re Houston-bound for the Big Game, be sure to visit the pregame festivities at Super Bowl Live presented by Verizon. There, Orlando will take center stage giving guests a one-of-a-kind, virtual reality experience. One of Orlando’s top experience design agencies, IDEAS, worked in partnership with NASA, GES, ImaginNow, Exline Design and Architecture, and A.R.M to design the experience of a lifetime – the journey to Mars. The ride, which requires riders to wear VR goggles, allows guests to venture through the International Space Station, around the moon and the asteroid belt, all while they’re strapped into a drop tower ride. The physical drop comes in to play towards the end of the adventure, but we won’t give away too much of the fun.

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Topics: General News, Why Orlando, Film and Digital Media, Innovative Technologies

Exploring Orlando’s “other half”: America’s Seaplane City

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 31, 2017 2:49:19 PM

A team of Orlando ambassadors (“Obassadors”) met in the City of Tavares to discover the rich history and exciting activities of this historic town in Lake County. Hosted by Lake County Economic Development & Tourism department and the City of Tavares, the team of Obassadors discovered many hidden gems in Tavares – America’s Seaplane City.

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Topics: Obassadors

NFL Pro Bowl moves to Orlando

Posted by Lisa Addy on Jan 24, 2017 8:23:30 AM

In the last decade alone, the Orlando region has attracted Major League Soccer, the National Women's Soccer League, Copa America, the International Invictus Games for Wounded Warriors, the NBA All-Star Game, College Football's ACC Championship and the U.S. Tennis Association's (USTA) National Campus. What's attracting these world-class athletics to the Orlando region? Grit, perserverance and focus from business and community leaders committed to creating an atmosphere with cutting-edge technology and top-notch faclities. 

The latest sporting event headed to Orlando is the NFL Pro Bowl, moving the game from Hawaii to Orlando from 2017 - 2019.

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Topics: Quality of Life

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