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Leadership Orlando Class 96 Enrollment Underway

Posted by Danielle Permenter on Jun 18, 2018 4:33:16 PM

Leadership Orlando, America's largest community leadership program, is currently accepting applications for class 96. With more than 40 years of proven success and more than 5,000 alumni, Leadership Orlando recruits, cultivates and engages emerging and established leaders to better serve the Central Florida region.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

Orlando’s fast-growing game technology sector

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 11, 2018 12:22:41 PM

Behind the scenes of the most visited destination in the world, Orlando’s entertainment ecosystem has fostered a thriving game technology industry. Fueled by the creative minds behind world-class entertainment technology, Orlando ranked No. 1 Metro with the Most STEM Job Growth and No. 2 Best City for Gamers. With year-over-year growth in tech jobs at 149%, a median age of 37, and one of the most unique communities for independent game developers in the county, Orlando is on the verge of explosive growth in its game technology sector.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies

Orlando is No. 1 for STEM job growth [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on May 25, 2018 10:53:49 AM

Orlando ranks six among Forbes’ 15 Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros”. So how much faster than the rest of the country is Orlando’s tech economy growing? And what is fueling this surge? A quick dive into occupation data reveals answers specific to Orlando’s STEM[1] job growth since 2010.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Research

How to disrupt an industry: Fattmerchant's Orlando story

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 23, 2018 2:52:43 PM

With all the advantages of Orlando’s tech corridor, Suneera Madhani has built a fast-growing company now known as “The Netflix of Credit Card Processing”. Like other millennials who have upended traditional industries, Suneera Madhani is fast on the heels of her larger competitors—and she has no plans to slow down any time soon.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

Heather Shubirg joins the Orlando Economic Partnership Business Development team

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 9, 2018 1:57:46 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership hired a new Senior Director of Business Development, Heather Shubirg, who specializes in competitiveness issues and local and state incentives. Heather is a veteran economic development professional who previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise Florida.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

Top 6 reasons that economic development is important to a region’s economy [infographic]

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Economic development is a critical component that drives economic growth in our economy, creating high wage jobs and facilitating an improved quality of life. The business development team at the Orlando Economic Partnership works to attract, and retain jobs for the Orlando region. While the work of economic developers often falls under the radar, creating and sustaining jobs for a region is a critical component to a successful economy and community.

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Topics: Economic Development

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The PR team at the Orlando Economic Partnership is your source for business news in Orlando, providing you with story ideas about trends, people and companies; statistical information and background; offering expert sources; and connecting you with community leaders.

Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
P/ 407.422.7159 x204
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Laureen.Martinez@Orlando.org

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