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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

Orlando Economic Partnership efforts drive strong results in business development

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 27, 2017 1:13:41 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership begins the 2017-2018 fiscal year on strong ground after seeing significant results in the area of business development. The Partnership recorded 27 company project wins in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017 stimulating more than $770 million in capital investments and 4,271 projected new jobs. Company relocations and expansions created 2.4 million square feet of newly constructed space added to the region.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

The Partnership hires consultant to lead Alliance for Regional Transportation

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Oct 30, 2017 11:38:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership announces the hiring of consultant Jim Hartmann who will manage the new Alliance for Regional Transportation (ART) and oversee the advancement of transportation solutions in Central Florida. Hartmann comes from Raleigh, N.C. where he served as the Wake County Manager. He was formerly the Seminole County Manager. Hartmann has more than 30 years of experience in the public sector and has led county governments in Alexandria, Va., Spartanburg County, S.C., and Eagle County, Colo. He began his career in Orange County, Fla. Government starting as an intern and eventually becoming the Administrator of the county’s Support Division.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

National media stories highlight Orlando's strengths, assets and community

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Oct 30, 2017 11:20:43 AM

The Orlando region's multi-faceted workforce, dynamic cultural offerings and its status as a transportation "portopia" captured the attention of New York City based site selection consultants and national media outlets when the Partnership traveled to the Big Apple in September. The goal of the trip was to generate interest in the “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it.” business brand and deepen relationships with site selection consultants representing a variety of businesses and industries as well as with media and reporters.

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Topics: President and CEO, Economic Development, News & Media

Alorica announces expansion in Orlando with 250 projected new jobs

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Oct 17, 2017 2:01:00 PM

Alorica, the world’s third largest provider of customer experience solutions, celebrated the opening of its new Lake Mary office in October. The company expects to hire 250 new workers and make a $3 million capital investment in the region.

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Topics: Economic Development, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

Orlando is aggressively pursuing Amazon's second headquarters

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Sep 29, 2017 12:43:30 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership is building a strong case for why this region is the best location for Amazon’s HQ2. Using the compelling “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it.” brand, the Partnership is highlighting the assets and strengths of the region; assets that include strong infrastructure with rail, road, air and sea connectivity along with the plentiful pipeline of talent with more than 500,000 students enrolled within a 100-mile radius of the cityOrlando's culture of innovation, inclusiveness and commitment to sustainability, key corporate values for Amazon, also strengthen Orlando's case. 

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

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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

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