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Web Benefits Design Technology Center opens new corporate headquarters

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 22, 2015 4:53:00 PM

The Orlando EDC congratulates Web Benefits Design Corporation for its recent grand opening of a new state‐of‐the‐art corporate headquarters.

The company, now located at 4725 W Sand Lake Road in Orlando, is one of the nation’s largest employee benefits technology, communication and administration firms. It helps employers administer and streamline employee healthcare and benefits programs. Web Benefits Design is able to deliver employee benefit software and services tailored for each company’s offerings.

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Topics: expansion, business location, Headquarters, City of Orlando, Economic Development, Business Services

Timeshare and vacation ownership company adds 88 jobs

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 22, 2015 4:22:00 PM

The timeshare and vacation ownership company, Club Trust, operating under the trade name staySky Vacation Clubs, announced it will expand its company and add jobs to its workforce. StaySky currently employs more than 300 people which includes 88 new positions. Florida Governor Rick Scott was on hand for the announcment at one of staySky's resort locations.

While staySky looked at locations in New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia to expand, they ultimately chose Florida as the best place to grow their hospitality and vacation business. Tourism is Florida’s number one industry, and the state leads the nation in visitors annually with more than 97 million visitors in 2014, an increase of 3.9 percent over 2013. 

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Topics: EDC Projects, General News, expansion, business location, Headquarters, City of Orlando, Jobs, Economic Development, Orlando EDC, local expansion

Orlando Magic and Disney executives receive awards from Orlando EDC

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 16, 2015 10:04:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) hosted a successful 2015 James B. Greene Annual Award dinner on April 9 with more than 500 attendees. Event highlights included the presentation of the James B. Greene Award to Alex Martins, chief executive officer of the Orlando Magic. Martins, who has spent 27 years in professional sports management, was instrumental in securing the state-of-the-art Amway Center, which was named the 2012 SportsBusiness Journal's "Facility of the Year" and received the 2013 StadiumBusiness "Customer Experience Award.” 

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Topics: General News, Orlando Branding, City of Orlando, EDC events, EDC board members, Orlando EDC, Economy

Ruby Tuesday to open regional office in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 15, 2015 8:55:00 AM

ruby-tuesday-logoRuby Tuesday, Inc. will open a new regional office in Orlando. The expansion will create 45 jobs and a capital investment of $250,000.

Founded in 1972, Ruby Tuesday is a national casual dining chain with more than 40,000 company and franchise team members. Ruby Tuesday’s new regional office will provide support to its restaurant teams and will include positions in the marketing, finance, development and IT fields. 
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Topics: EDC Projects, General News, expansion, business location, City of Orlando, Jobs, Economic Development

Orlando topping the charts for growth

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 14, 2015 3:54:00 PM

Orlando recently became the first destination in the United States to surpass 62 million visitors in 2014, establishing an all-time new record for the U.S. travel industry. The region benefits from this globally recognized industry and its economic impact continues to support the high quality of life for Orlando's residents.

While Orlando is known around the world for its stellar tourism and hospitality industry, Orlando is also a business destination with more than two-thirds of the labor force at work in other areas. Orlando has continued to catch the attention of medical innovators and entrepreneurs around the globe, with one of the most rapidly evolving life sciences and healthcare industries in the United States.

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Topics: business location, Workforce, Jobs, Why Orlando, Economic Development, Rankings, Life Sciences and Healthcare

Orlando ranks as an “American City of the Future”

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) announced today that the Orlando region is one of fDi Magazine’s (Foreign Direct Investment) top 10 “American Cities of the Future” in several categories including: top 10 large city overall, top 10 large city for economic potential, top 10 large city for connectivity, and top 10 large city for FDI strategy. The results will be published in the April/May issue of the magazine. 

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

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