So often Orlando is only thought of as a world-class destination with fantastic entertainment venues like Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, but has anyone thought about the tech behind all of that? To be a world-class destination requires top-notch tech working from behind the scenes.
Now more than ever, Orlando’s tech scene is exploding into a thriving, bustling epicenter for innovation and creative tech.
Orlando EDC's Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Jennifer Wakefield and Director of Business Development, Sheena Fowler highlighted Orlando’s emerging tech scene while attending the mecca of interactive and creative technology conference, South by Southwest (SXSW). Every year, SXSW is a launching pad for new creative content, interactive media and disruptive tech. Orlando’s tech economy is no exception.
Orlando’s tech employment growth is surging at 11.8 percent annually according to the JLL Technology Office Outlook report. This number puts Orlando as the 5th top market in the nation for tech employment growth (ranking only behind San Francisco, Austin, Las Vegas and New York City) and among the top 25 tech markets overall in the U.S.
Orlando is home to diverse clusters of game, app and software development; modeling, simulation and training; healthcare IT; fintech and more.