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Record number of higher education students complete degree programs in Orlando

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Dec 21, 2017 8:48:44 AM

Graduation day is a memorable occasion for any student – it marks the conclusion of years of study and hard work, it brings the hope of a more prosperous future and it empowers graduates with the sense that they now have the tools necessary to enter a fiercely competitive labor market. December 13, 2017 signified another milestone at Seminole State College of Florida. Those at the commencement ceremony were among the largest class ever to graduate from the college. Altogether, more than 3,500 students received their degrees and certificates that day.

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Topics: Education, Research

Leaders gather in Orlando to discuss Florida's film industry

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Dec 20, 2017 2:12:06 PM

With an average wage of over $78,000, Florida’s film industry is employing more than 26,000 individuals with over $2 billion in payroll. Leaders in the industry from across the state gathered recently to discuss how to keep Florida’s film industry competitive.

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Topics: Film

Listening to Leaders: Meet Dr. Reginald Riley, Chair, Leadership Orlando Class 95

Posted by Danielle Permenter on Dec 15, 2017 11:42:01 AM

Leadership Orlando is proud to introduce Reginald B. Riley, Ph.D., Community Relations Manager, Orlando Health, as Chair of Leadership Orlando Class 95.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Orlando’s $15 billion infrastructure investment

Posted by Amanda Roche on Dec 8, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) reports that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and investments are needed in order to compete globally for jobs. Meanwhile, Orlando is proving itself to be among the most progressive, forward-looking regions in the country, currently completing or planning investments of approximately $15 billion in transportation infrastructure, competitive products and quality of life features.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

World Property Exchange Group chooses Orlando for global HQ

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Dec 7, 2017 10:14:11 AM

World Property Exchange Group, Inc. (WPE) will locate its global headquarters in Orlando in 2018 creating a projected 100 new, high-wage jobs in the next three years in the region. WPE is an emerging real estate fintech company with offices in New York City, Miami and Irvine, Ca.  The company plans to locate, temporarily, at 111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 800 before selecting a permanent space.  

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Topics: Projects, Economic Development, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, News & Media

Leadership Orlando experiences I/ITSEC

Posted by Lisa Winkelbauer on Dec 4, 2017 9:57:03 AM

Leadership Orlando Class 94 attended this year’s 51st annual Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) as part of its technology/modeling, simulation and training (MS&T) session. The morning was filled with presentations by industry experts, a few of whom were also Leadership Orlando graduates. Among them were Captain Erik O. Etz (LO88), Commanding Officer at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, who gave a Team Orlando Overview; Dr. Jennifer Vogel-Walcutt, Director of Innovation, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, who discussed MS&T in a Global Context, and Dr. Michael Armbruster (LO88 and LO94 Class Chair), who presented the connection between MS&T and Career & Technical Education in STEM Education. In the afternoon, class members walked the exhibit hall represented by over 500 U.S. companies and over 60 countries.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

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