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Why top consulting firms are choosing this location

Posted by Mark Crawford 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 2,500 new jobs.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices

How tourism set the foundation for Orlando’s thriving economy

Posted by Michael Candelaria 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: Innovative Technologies

How seven global companies fill their talent pipeline in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 16, 2018 9:15:55 AM

Ensuring a quality workforce means educational institutions working side-by-side with industry to anticipate and meet future needs. That’s what happened when Verizon Communications relocated its finance hub to Orlando and partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to launch a capstone business course on the Internet of Things. And when the Walt Disney Company asked UCF to develop a 12-month deep machine learning program to train its technical staff. Partnerships like these give businesses direct access to skilled talent–both in and outside the classroom.

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Topics: News & Media

One company’s solution to the widening skills gap

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 3, 2018 9:18:28 AM

As any CEO in the science, technology, engineering or manufacturing space already knows, the STEM shortage is real. Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, leaving companies struggling to fill skilled jobs with a limited pool of talent. According to Chief Executive’s most recent CEO Confidence Survey, the availability of a skilled workforce ranks No. 2 among CEOs’ greatest concerns, the No. 1 fear being another recession.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing, News & Media

Orlando Film Commission sponsors Florida Film Festival 2018

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Mar 30, 2018 2:00:00 PM

The Orlando Film Commission is proud to be a sponsor of the 27th annual Florida Film Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday, April 6th at the Enzian Theater in Maitland. Festivities kick off with an Opening Night Film and Party, which includes the premiere of American Animals and Q&A with the film’s star, Miami’s own Blake Jenner. The film is followed by the always popular opening night party that includes incredible restaurants, bars and vendors from across Orlando and beyond.

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Topics: Film

Lake County takes the gold in healthcare and human performance

Posted by Lisa Winkelbauer on Mar 30, 2018 12:07:30 PM

Ready, set…. bang! Olympic medal winners Torie Bowie and Tyson Gay take off down the track at the National Training Center in Clermont, Florida. It’s just another day in Clermont, the Choice of Champions® – home and training ground for elite athletes including 20 Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic athlete participants.

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Topics: Leadership Orlando

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