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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: Major Employers, Aerospace

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: Workforce and Talent, Higher Education, Major Employers, Aerospace

Lockheed Martin Builds New Research and Development Facility in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 12, 2018 5:01:53 PM

Lockheed Martin has found success in the Orlando region for decades by partnering with educational institutions. Orlando’s steady pipeline of aircraft and aerospace engineers from one of the nation’s first technical schools combined with Florida’s friendly business climate has given Lockheed Martin a competitive advantage and enabled the company to win numerous major U.S. defense contracts.

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Topics: Workforce and Talent, Expansion, Military and Defense, Aerospace

Thales Expands in Orlando Creating 173 New Jobs

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jul 13, 2016 11:15:52 AM

Thales, a global technology leader for the aerospace, transport, defense and security markets based in Paris, France, will expand in Orlando, adding 173 new jobs in the region and investing $6.6 million in the local community.

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Topics: Expansion, Orange County, Aviation and Airlines, City of Orlando, Aerospace

Orlando Leaders Tour Lockheed Martin's Innovation Demonstration Center

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on May 19, 2015 1:08:00 PM

Local leaders went on a guided tour through Lockheed Martin's new Innovation Demonstration Center at their Training and Logistics location in East Orange County. The new 20,000-square-foot center is primarily used as a demonstration and collaboration area where customers and industry partners can discuss training and logistics challenges, as well as a venue to work together to advance mission readiness for militaries and commercial aviation pilots.

Local leaders experienced firsthand what it's like to sit behind the cockpit of a Fighter F-35 Lightning II jet. At the wheel of a Humvee, leaders went on a timed special mission to find the enemy within a 360-degree simulated room for the combat convoy.

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Topics: Investor, Simulation, Major Employers, Aerospace

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