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Orlando: A Prime Destination for STEM Workforce

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Aug 30, 2018 12:32:13 PM

Manufacturing leaders repeatedly identify the skills gap as the most urgent problem facing U.S. manufacturing today. According to Deloitte, by 2025 about two million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled because employers will not be able to find enough qualified workers with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills needed for operating increasingly sophisticated, high-tech equipment.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Workforce and Talent

How Innovation and Tourism Work Side by Side in Orlando

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 29, 2018 4:43:14 PM

Most communities have a core industry they nurture, investing in new ideas and technologies and developing partnerships with investors and stakeholders. As these industries expand, more companies move in to support them, creating a diverse and robust economy. For Detroit, it is automotive; for Silicon Valley, it is high tech; for Orlando, it is tourism.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Entertainment

Why Top Consulting Firms are Choosing this Location

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 26, 2018 10:56:35 AM

Orlando, Florida, is a preferred destination for business consulting firms. Over the last four years, the Orlando region has landed impressive investment projects from high-profile companies such as KPMG ($430 million), ADP ($28 million), and Deloitte ($24 million), representing a total of more than 3,500 new jobs.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Professional and Business Services, Major Employers

How Tourism Set the Foundation for Orlando’s Thriving Economy

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 23, 2018 2:31:13 PM

Thanks to its thriving tourism industry, Orlando is a region with strong infrastructure, state-of-the-art amenities and diverse cultural assets – top priorities for companies seeking a pro-business community in a location that attracts top-quality talent. Through continuous innovation and development, Orlando has secured its place as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” but the impact of Orlando’s tourism industry doesn’t stop there.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Taxes, Arts and Culture, Entertainment

Orlando Ranks Top City for Vegans and Vegetarians

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Nov 27, 2017 11:16:03 AM

With a large variety of entirely vegan menus and chefs, Orlandoans never run out of affordable options to eat meat-free. Orlando’s restaurants cater to the regions booming population of millennials demanding sustainable, ethical and plant-based cuisine, at the right price. WalletHub determined the cheapest places for a plant-based diet by comparing 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 key indicators that adhere to the vegan and vegetarian consumer. Orlando ranked number three, right behind foodie giants like New York and Portland.

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Topics: Rankings, Dining

Central Florida Political Leadership Institute Announces 2017 Class

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Aug 28, 2017 10:38:08 AM

The Central Florida Political Leadership Institute (PLI), an innovative, groundbreaking program designed to strengthen and equip the region’s future leaders with training prior to their decision to run for public office, will begin its 2017 class in September. Since its inception in 2008, 17 graduates have served public office in the Central Florida region. Twenty-one finalists were chosen and represent Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia counties.

A selection committee made up of BusinessForce members and investors reviewed the strength of applications, conducted interviews and selected the participants, ensuring representation from a wide range of business, civic and community organizations.

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Topics: Political Leadership Institute

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Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

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