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How Tourism Set the Foundation for Orlando’s Thriving Economy

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership 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: Leisure and Hospitality, Taxes, Arts and Culture, Entertainment

Orlando Ranked a Top Coolest City in U.S.

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

From its award-winning main streets to its always-on downtown scene, Orlando’s ascension to “coolness” has been increasingly recognized by tourists, journalists and residents. Ranked the No. 19 coolest city in the country by Forbes, Orlando is earning more and more recognition for its abundant recreation activities, eclectic neighborhoods teeming with local businesses, and growing millennial population.

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Topics: Rankings, City of Orlando, Things To Do, Arts and Culture

Here’s What Really Sparks Orlando’s Booming Coffee Culture

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 6, 2017 10:18:10 AM

Since the Age of Enlightenment, coffee houses have been a symbol of innovation and a signal of society’s prospering creative class. With a vast array of original coffee shops where the drink is not just a fuel for work – but a way of life – Orlando’s coffee culture is gaining visible momentum. Orlando was ranked as a top city in America for coffee lovers by WalletHub, signaling that not only is there a caffeine fix waiting for you around every corner, but also that Orlando is a growing hub for creativity and innovation. From award-winning brews to classic hipster hangouts, there’s a lot more to Orlando’s coffee scene than you might think.

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Topics: Rankings, Dining, Arts and Culture

Extracurricular Entertainment: Parenting in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 29, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Orlando is well known around the globe because of its world-class theme parks. So if you live there, you go to the parks all the time, right? Not exactly. Ask any longtime Orlando resident and you’ll find that, on occasion, they venture into wonderland as weekend warriors. They’ll tell you that there are so many engaging, educational and fun things to do in this “always-something-happening” community beyond the bedazzlement of the tourist district.

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Topics: Things To Do, K-12 Education, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness

Orlando: A Millennial Boom Town

Posted by Brendan O'Connor on Oct 25, 2017 10:39:59 AM

Beyond the shadow of the region’s theme parks exists a booming cultural infrastructure, ripe for an ever-growing population of hip millennials, reveling in all that Orlando has to offer while wearing skinny jeans and drinking nitrous coffee. Central Florida is a Golden Girls Narnia no longer and is being embraced as a refreshing new home base for national trendsetters and civic-minded social entrepreneurs itching to make an impact on the place they’ve chosen to make their home.

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Topics: Workforce and Talent, Sustainability, Arts and Culture

Orlando Ranks Best City for Recreation

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 18, 2017 2:40:43 PM

Orlando has consistently topped the charts of Wallethub’s best cities for recreation

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Topics: Rankings, Things To Do, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Cost of Living

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