Orlando region featured in The New York Times

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 23, 2016 5:28:47 PM

The New York Times recently published an in-depth article on the Orlando region’s growing reputation as a city of innovation and ingenuity. By highlighting Lake Nona and other regional developments, the article illustrates the impact these projects are having on the community’s quality of life and ability to attract high wage jobs to the region. 

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Topics: Orlando Branding, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Innovative Technologies, Quality of Life

Orlando GDP Growth Highest Among Major Florida Regions

Posted by Neil Hamilton on Sep 23, 2016 12:52:01 PM


Orlando’s economy grew the most of any major metropolitan area in Florida in 2015, according to new GDP estimates released earlier this week.

Almost $7 billion was added to Orlando’s GDP between 2014 and 2015, bringing the value of all goods and services produced in the region to over $121 billion. That meant the region remained the 31st largest regional economy in the United States, and the third largest in Florida after Miami and Tampa at $318 billion and $134 billion, respectively. New York was again by far the nation’s largest economy at $1.6 trillion.

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Topics: Why Orlando, Economy

Largest VA medical simulation center opens in Lake Nona

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 23, 2016 11:07:08 AM

As the world’s capital of modeling, simulation and training, the Orlando region is often home to simulation facilities with unprecedented size and technological advancements. Recently, Lake Nona’s Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center opened the nation’s largest VA medical simulation center: SimLEARN. As one of the 10 largest simulation centers in the country, the 51,000-square-foot facility will have a role in training thousands of healthcare providers from across the U.S.

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Topics: General News, Why Orlando, Life Sciences and Healthcare

Nebbia Technology expands and opens new Orlando office

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Sep 21, 2016 1:16:24 PM

Nebbia Technology, a software company specializing in Azure-based solutions and DevOps best practices, is opening a new office in downtown Orlando. Expanding from a local co-working space, the company will open its own office, creating seven new, high-wage jobs.

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Topics: City of Orlando, Jobs, Why Orlando, Advanced Technologies, Orlando Tech

Orlando ranked a best city for jobs by Forbes

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 19, 2016 4:14:59 PM

Forbes Magazine ranked Orlando No. 10 in the United States for most promising job markets in Q4. Employment outlook was measured by an analysis done by Manpower Group, which conducted more than 11,000 interviews with U.S. employers. Positive job market outlook is defined as the percentage of employers anticipating an increase in hiring, minus the percentage of employers that anticipated a decrease (adjusted for seasonal variations).

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Topics: Jobs, Economy, Labor Market

Clermont athletes bring home more than Olympic medals

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Sep 16, 2016 9:55:37 AM

With state-of-the-art sports facilities like the National Training Center and PFX Athletics, it should come as no surprise that the city of Clermont in Lake County is nicknamed “The Choice of Champions.” Recently, Clermont was proudly represented at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where 20 Clermont-trained athletes from seven different countries competed. Among those 20 athletes, five gold, three silver and two bronze medals were awarded.

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Topics: General News, Why Orlando, Lake County, Quality of Life

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