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Lockheed Martin's history in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 29, 2018 2:22:28 PM

Long before Orlando became the theme park capital of the world, Lockheed Martin decided to open a complex in Orlando to support America’s space race. Its presence has grown ever since. With more than 7,000 employees located in Orlando, Lockheed Martin continues its commitment to our community through partnerships with education, dedication to STEM programs for students at every level, and projects to expand its footprint that support our workforce.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing

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

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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Topics: News & Media

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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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Economic Development, Projects

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