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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

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, Foundation for Orlando's Future, Diversity

Welcome IN Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 27, 2017 11:06:06 AM

As one of the world’s top tourism destinations, Orlando is no stranger to people of all different backgrounds, ethnicities and gender identities. Orlando is a community built on inclusion; by welcoming so many visitors from so many different places, the city has grown into the diverse melting pot that it is today.

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Topics: Inclusive, Diversity, Entrepreneurship

You Don’t Know the Half of It: Orange County Public Schools

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Aug 17, 2016 12:05:20 PM

The Orlando region is home to one of the largest and most diverse school systems in the country. Ranked 10th in terms of population in the U.S. with more than 200,000 students, Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) serves children that represent 200 countries and speak 167 different languages and dialects. This diversity requires unique solutions and innovative teaching tools. To meet the needs of its students, OCPS has created successful school programs that have earned national recognition and prepared students for the steps beyond primary education. As a recipient of the prestigious Broad Prize for Urban Education, OCPS demonstrated the greatest overall performance and improvement in student achievement while reducing achievement gaps among low-income and minority students.

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Topics: Orange County, K-12 Education, Diversity

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