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Orlando: a prime destination for a STEM workforce

Posted by Mark Crawford 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, Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando's fast growth in a category all its own. Here's why. [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Aug 3, 2018 3:56:11 PM

Orlando is adding 1,000 new residents a week. In fact, the larger seven-county region has been adding that many people a week for the last 60 years. Pause for a second and do the math. People aren’t just looking to visit Orlando’s world class attractions, they’re putting down roots and taking advantage of all the region has to offer. This may come as no surprise to those who see the construction and investment boom currently happening in Orlando. What might be surprising, however, is just how significant this growth is compared to other major metros across America, as well as how Orlando’s demographics differ from other Florida cities. Turns out, Orlando is in a category all its own when it comes to growth and in-migration; the dynamics of which are explored below.

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Topics: Research

Orlando's simulation ecosystem attracts billions in contracts

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jul 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Orlando is recognized as the Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) capital of the world – so it is no surprise that I/ITSEC, the world’s largest MS&T conference, chooses Orlando to host nearly 15,000 industry, academia and government attendees each year. Over 400 companies will exhibit at I/ITSEC, over 20 percent of which have a business presence in Orlando.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense

How innovation and tourism work side by side in Orlando

Posted by Mark Crawford 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: Innovative Technologies

Lockheed Martin's history in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 29, 2018 2:22:28 PM

Long before Orlando became the theme park capital of the world, Lockheed Martin decided to open a complex in Orlando to support America’s space race. Its presence has grown ever since. With more than 7,000 employees located in Orlando, Lockheed Martin continues its commitment to our community through partnerships with education, dedication to STEM programs for students at every level, and projects to expand its footprint that support our workforce.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Advanced Manufacturing

13 movies you didn’t know were filmed in Orlando (and where to watch them)

Posted by Lindsey Sandrin on Jun 27, 2018 2:10:38 PM

The Orlando region has a long history of being the backdrop, setting and development ground for popular film and television projects. Now, thanks to services like Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and Apple TV, you can watch some of the most popular titles to come out of the region from the comfort of your couch, by simply clicking a button.

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Topics: News & Media

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