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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

How seven global companies fill their talent pipeline in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 16, 2018 9:15:55 AM

Ensuring a quality workforce means educational institutions working side-by-side with industry to anticipate and meet future needs. That’s what happened when Verizon Communications relocated its finance hub to Orlando and partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to launch a capstone business course on the Internet of Things. And when the Walt Disney Company asked UCF to develop a 12-month deep machine learning program to train its technical staff. Partnerships like these give businesses direct access to skilled talent–both in and outside the classroom.

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Lockheed Martin builds new research and development facility in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 12, 2018 5:01:53 PM

Lockheed Martin has found success in the Orlando region for decades by partnering with educational institutions. Orlando’s steady pipeline of aircraft and aerospace engineers from one of the nation’s first technical schools combined with Florida’s friendly business climate has given Lockheed Martin a competitive advantage and enabled the company to win numerous major U.S. defense contracts.

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BRIDG gaining momentum with new partnerships

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 23, 2018 8:51:02 AM

As one of the world’s most versatile microelectronic fabrication facilities, BRIDG is gaining new strategic partners including Siemens, Massey Services and Face® International Corporation.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

Why KPMG and USTA built a home in Orlando's Lake Nona

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 14, 2018 10:52:38 AM

Located just ten minutes from Orlando International Airport sits Lake Nona, one of the nation’s fastest growing communities on a mission to support holistically healthy living. Lake Nona encompasses over 13,000 residents and more than 10 million square feet of residential and commercial facilities, including the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and Nemour’s Childrens Hospital.

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Topics: Economic Development

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