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Brookings Institution report illustrates Orlando’s long-term economic growth

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 24, 2017 4:02:07 PM

Orlando outpaced national job growth for ten years, 2005 to 2015, in number of jobs and gross metropolitan product (GMP). In a recent report by the Brookings Institution, Orlando ranked in the top 10 metropolitan areas with positive economic performance over a five-year period, 2010-2015, and in the top 20 for 2005-2015. These rankings indicate strong, long-term economic growth for the region.

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Topics: Economic Development, Economy

Site Selectors Guild honors Casey Barnes with national award

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 23, 2017 4:47:44 PM

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior site location advisors, honored Casey Barnes of the Orlando Economic Partnership with the 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award at its annual conference, March 15, 2017.

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Topics: Economic Development

Building blocks of sensor development in Orlando

Posted by Jack Roth on Mar 22, 2017 1:58:13 PM

Ten minutes from the Orlando International Airport, the most advanced development lab and fabrication facility in the world is scheduled to open in April 2017. Located in Osceola County, Fla., BRIDG (Bridging the Innovation Development Gap) will provide more than 109,000 square feet of lab and office space for researchers to develop the next generation of smart sensors, photonics, and optics that connect the world through the Internet of Things (loT). That connection will change the way we live and will help solve some of the planet’s biggest problems.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando Economic Partnership leads mission to New York City

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 22, 2017 10:17:41 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership (EP) business development team traveled to New York City recently to sell executives and site location consultants on the benefits of doing business in the Orlando region. Over two days, the Orlando EP met with sixteen companies, including three active projects, to help move these companies closer to a decision. 

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Topics: Economic Development, mission

Orlando's dynamic and diverse dining scene

Posted by Pam Brandon on Mar 16, 2017 1:56:36 PM

Orlando’s dynamic dining scene is a real dichotomy: we’ve got celebrity chefs and innovative restaurateurs, but we’ve also got the best Puerto Rican mofongo, Asian char kway teow and Peruvian ceviche in tiny, tucked-away eateries.

We’re a town without a true cultural identity because we are a melting pot with strong Hispanic, Latino, Asian and Southern roots. Our food reflects this incredible diversity and independence with a new wave of independent restaurants springing up – from food trucks to haute cuisine.

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Topics: Quality of Life, Food and Dining

Orlando leads nation in job growth

Posted by Elizabeth Godwin on Mar 15, 2017 4:28:41 PM

The release of preliminary January payroll employment data by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity indicates that Orlando continues to lead the state and nation in job growth into 2017.

Orlando is adding more than 1,000 jobs per week across a broad-base of industries. The professional and business services industry, which includes legal, accounting, computer systems design, management and administrative services had the largest net gain with 13,200 new jobs, outpacing the region’s leisure and hospitality industry. Construction employment grew the fastest with 10.4 year-over-year percentage change. Only the information industry, which largely covers media-related industries, recorded a contraction in the previous 12 months.

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Topics: Economy

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