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7 Forecasts for the Orlando Region in 2030

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 2, 2019 11:34:51 AM

At the Orlando Economic Partnership, we aren’t just planning for 2019 – we’re looking at the decade ahead and where we’ll be by 2030. It may seem like a far-off date. But, consider this: the high school graduating class of 2030 is already in the first grade. 

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Topics: Research, Foundation for Orlando's Future, Diversity

Rise of Orlando: Startups Take Center Stage

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 2, 2019 11:33:39 AM

Following the announcement that the Rise of the Rest Road Trip will kick off its eighth annual tour in Orlando, regional entrepreneurs submitted 152 pitches for the competition. Today, the Rise of the Rest investment team announced eight regional startups as finalists for the pitch competition.

Led by AOL co-founder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case and his group of iconic entrepreneurs, the tour will visit local startups, hear directly from entrepreneurs and, at the end of the tour, invest $100,000 in the most promising local startup through a pitch competition.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startup

Moving to the 'The Heart of the Industry': Q&A with Wyndham Destinations' CEO Michael Brown

Posted by C. J. Prince on Apr 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When a company has been run as a conglomerate for decades, breaking up can be hard to do. If management fails to dedicate the appropriate pre-spinoff resources or to develop the right story for the Street, a divestiture can make markets nervous and damage both brands. So when the board of Wyndham Worldwide decided in 2017 to split into two separately publicly traded companies, they were fortunate to find an ace like Michael Brown to lead its timeshare company, Wyndham Vacation Ownership. Brown was battle-tested, having just helped Hilton complete the successful spinoff of its own vacation ownership company.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Leisure and Hospitality

Why Transportation is Key to Broad-Based Prosperity

Posted by Justin Braun on Mar 27, 2019 10:03:50 AM

International transit consultant Jarrett Walker made one thing clear when he presented at the Alliance for Regional Transportation (ART) event on March 14: “Transportation needs to deliver freedom.”

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Topics: Transportation, Alliance for Regional Transportation

How Orlando Became a Test-Market for Surgical Robotics

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 27, 2019 3:40:54 PM

For the last 15 years, Orlando has been the location surgical robotics companies choose when introducing new technology to the U.S. market, and for good reason. With approximately 610 surgeons at 59 hospitals, the seven-county Orlando region presents a huge market opportunity. That’s not to mention the presence of a dedicated space for surgical robotics training.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Orange County, Osceola County, Higher Education

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

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