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Lockheed Martin Readies for the Future with New Facility and Cyber Innovation Lab

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 15, 2019 3:25:26 PM

When Lockheed Martin officially broke ground on its new, six-story Research & Development II building at its Missiles and Fire Control’s Orlando site on February 14, 2018, it set an aggressive goal of completing the project in only one year. Less than 24 hours from a full year later, the company cut the ribbon on its new facility, which will house approximately 1,000 employees who support engineering, program management and business operations for the company.

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Topics: Economic Development

Site Selection: It's All About Strategy

Posted by C. J. Prince on Jan 30, 2019 1:29:10 PM

When Holiday Retirement chose Winter Park, Florida for the company’s new home, CEO Lilly Donohue knew it was nearly the farthest possible location within the contiguous U.S. from the company’s previous headquarters location in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Only a small percentage of corporate employees made the move east, she says, but bringing in new, Orlando-based talent with roots in hospitality was part of a much larger strategic plan to further evolve the 47-year-old company.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Orlando leads nation in job growth four years in a row [Context]

Posted by Justin Braun on Jan 25, 2019 3:08:26 PM

The Orlando region is No. 1 in the nation for job growth for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continued its trajectory as the fastest growing job market in the country for 2018.

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Topics: Rankings, Research

6 reasons Orlando is a top destination for restaurant headquarters

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 18, 2019 12:13:11 PM

Featuring a world-class restaurant scene, millions of annual visitors and a history rooted in both technology and customer service, Orlando is a “best kept secret” to global restaurant headquarters like Darden Restaurants, Ruth’s Chris and Sonny’s Barbecue.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

The Orlando region's mission to advance broad-based prosperity

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Dec 12, 2018 1:25:12 PM

In the summer of 2018, the Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) led a collective effort, engaging leadership, staff and stakeholders in the development of a strategic framework for the region’s future. The result was Launch to Tomorrow, an ambitious three-year plan to re-cast economic development and advance broad-based prosperity for the Orlando region.

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Topics: Investors

Lockheed Martin expands investment in Orlando education

Posted by Justin Braun on Dec 11, 2018 4:59:41 PM

Orlando is a leading market for aerospace and defense industries thanks to strong partnerships between educational institutions, STEM programs and advanced manufacturing companies like Lockheed Martin. Together they ensure the next generation will have the skills, training and careers to innovate cutting-edge technology to support the nation and region well into the future.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Education

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