Orlando schools educating future leaders in cybersecurity

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 26, 2016 4:07:28 PM

Our growing dependency on technology for everything from banking to travel has created a high demand for cybersecurity positions. Many of Orlando’s higher education institutions have taken the initiative to create unique programs to develop future cyber defense professionals and leaders. These programs have proved successful, receiving national recognition and awards.

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Topics: Education, EDC Partners, Why Orlando, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

Orlando sees largest gain in national startup list

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 26, 2016 1:38:25 PM

Orlando saw the biggest jump in rank in this year’s Kauffman Index of Startup Activity State and Metro Trends report of any other large metro area. The Orlando region landed at the No. 21 spot, up significantly from last year’s ranking of No. 33. This jump was the highest in rank out of all of the metro areas ranked by the index indicating an increasing pace of growth in the Orlando startup community.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Rankings, Startups, Orlando Tech

Orlando companies featured on Inc. 5000 list

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 25, 2016 4:01:50 PM

This year, a total of 61 Orlando-area companies were featured on the Inc. 5000 list, and six Orlando companies landed on the Inc. 500 list. One Orlando-based company, United Commerce Group, made the top 100 ranked companies.

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Topics: Rankings

EDC travels to Canada as part of international outreach focus

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 24, 2016 3:48:55 PM

The Orlando EDC traveled with Orange County government to Montreal, Canada on a business development mission August 8-10. The EDC’s Irma Stenman, director of business development, and Orange County’s Carol Palacio, economic development coordinator, met with seven companies during the two-day trip which resulted in three business leads. In these meetings, companies were briefed on the many benefits to doing business in Orlando, including the quality and depth of workforce, the cost of doing business and the current industry trends in the region.

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Topics: General News, International Business, EDC Staff

Osceola County Schools: building a legacy in STEM learning

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 24, 2016 1:25:26 PM

Surrounded by innovative and technology-focused leaders like Lake Nona’s Medical City, the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) and Walt Disney World, Osceola County is on the forefront of technological advancements. The Osceola County School District understands the need to further develop future technology leaders and is focused on developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs.

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Topics: General News, Osceola County, Education, Why Orlando

Asurion opens Orlando office creating 600 new jobs

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 17, 2016 4:23:51 PM

Asurion, the connected life services company, announced the grand opening of a new Orlando-based center, which will be the first facility for the company in the area. Asurion plans to build a dynamic team in Orlando, hiring 600 employees over the next three years, including customer support technicians, operations, support and HR roles. Asurion’s 50,000-square-foot building is located at 4000 Millenia Boulevard. The company is making a $15 million capital investment in the region.

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Topics: EDC Projects, City of Orlando, Jobs, Orlando Tech

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