The Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute will expand its footprint in Orlando’s Lake Nona community with the construction of a new global headquarters. The $18 million state-of-the-art campus will house the Human Performance Institute's multidisciplinary training center and serve as the global hub for continuing research and development into science-based approaches to improve human energy capacity for performance, resilience and leadership. The company will create 25 new, high-wage jobs. Construction on the facility will be completed by the end of 2018.
"At the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, we are passionate about our mission to enable individuals to identify their purpose and sustain peak performance. With this investment, we are accelerating our ability to impact human wellbeing globally," said Lowinn Kibbey, Global Head of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. "In creating this world-class training environment, right in the heart of a vibrant community for medical care, research and education, the new facility will anchor our efforts to help individuals and organizations unleash their potential and their capacity for peak performance and wellbeing."
"Johnson and Johnson's decision to invest to further expand their footprint in Lake Nona is a testament to our city's success in diversifying our economy and building infrastructure that drives Orlando's reputation as a desired location for corporate expansion," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. "We welcome the company's new facility, as it will create quality employment opportunities and provide a number of targeted and specialized services to our community."
This state-of-the art training and research facility in Lake Nona will serve as the global flagship for the Human Performance Institute, will enable more workplace innovation concepts and will serve as an expression of Johnson & Johnson's human-centered design capabilities and commitment to wellcare.
"I am especially proud of the expansion of the Human Performance Institute's new facility in Orlando – the same city we have called home for more than 20 years," reflected Jack Groppel, Co-Founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute. "There has never been a greater need – from those starting out in their careers to the upper reaches of the boardroom – to develop vital energy-management skills. As our world grows more complex and frenetic, our research continues to prove that discovering and living your personal purpose brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to your life. Living a life of character brings energy, fulfillment and wellbeing to the lives of others as well."
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) assisted the company with incentives and expedited permitting at the City of Orlando and the State of Florida. Partners on the project include City of Orlando, OUC, CareerSource Central Florida, Enterprise Florida, and the State of Florida.
“Johnson & Johnson’s decision to expand in Orlando further highlights the Orlando region as an ideal destination for corporate training,” said Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership. “With the construction of KPMG’s Global Training Center, the opening of the United States Tennis Association’s National Training Center and the SimLEARN National Simulation Center, it’s become clear that Orlando has all the ingredients companies need to develop world class leaders and inspire human performance.”