The Orlando region's groundbreaking, innovative programs and partnerships continue to make news as the world learns about the other half of what makes this region more than a great place to vacation.
PRWeek, Politico Magazine and BloombergBusiness and BloombergRadio all published reports recently highlighting the area's economic diversification, higher education and business collaboration, and advanced medical and technological endeavors.
- PRWeek, a modern trade magazine and online publication for the public relations industry, detailed the progress of the business brand, "Orlando.You don't know the half of it," after it launched nationally in March 2015 when Orlando leaders met with top-tier media in New York City to showcase the region’s industries outside of tourism. Read the full article here.
- BloombergBusiness, highlighted Orlando as the "New Silicon Valley of Gaming" in a series of stories about EA and its educational partnerships. EA is the world's leading interactice software company and is well known for its Madden NFL games.
- Orlando's growing economy, real estate market, and innovative life sciences and health care industry was featured in the Bloomberg national radio show "Taking Stock." Host Kathleen Hays talked to Florida Hospital and IQ Orlando's Rick Wassel on the collaborative alliances area stakeholders and leading health care companies are building in the region. You can hear the full interview here. The show also brought in economic expert, Dr. Sean Snaith, UCF director of the Institute for Economic Competitiveness,for his perspective on Orlando's active convention business, housing market and region diversification. Listen to the full interview here.
- Readers of the national Politico Magazine learned, "Where Dreams Come True," in the published series on "What Works" in America that tells the story of Valencia College and UCF's groundbreaking DirectConnect program which creates a seamless pipeline of social mobility for students.