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Orlando Economic Partnership names Lisa Hultquist as new SVP of Marketing and Communications

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jan 15, 2018 4:15:00 PM

Lisa Hultquist joins the Orlando Economic Partnership as the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. Hultquist is a seasoned professional with more than 25 years of experience in promoting some of the world’s most famous brands including Hershey, NASA and Marriott.

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Topics: President and CEO, News & Media

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

Holiday Retirement chooses Orlando for its headquarters

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 21, 2017 11:45:07 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announced that Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior living provider in the U.S., relocated its corporate headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon to the Orlando region. The company is creating 157 new, high wage jobs in the areas of marketing, legal, IT, administration, human resources, finance and operations. The new positions pay an average of 233% percent of Orange County’s annual average wage.

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Topics: Projects, 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

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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
C/ 407.242.3982
Laureen.Martinez@Orlando.org

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