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Heather Shubirg joins the Orlando Economic Partnership Business Development team

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 9, 2018 1:57:46 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership hired a new Senior Director of Business Development, Heather Shubirg, who specializes in competitiveness issues and local and state incentives. Heather is a veteran economic development professional who previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Enterprise Florida.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

Top 6 reasons that economic development is important to a region’s economy [infographic]

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 7, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Economic development is a critical component that drives economic growth in our economy, creating high wage jobs and facilitating an improved quality of life. The business development team at the Orlando Economic Partnership works to attract, and retain jobs for the Orlando region. While the work of economic developers often falls under the radar, creating and sustaining jobs for a region is a critical component to a successful economy and community.

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Topics: Economic Development

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: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Economic Development, Projects

Why KPMG and USTA built a home in Orlando's Lake Nona

Posted by Amanda Roche on Feb 14, 2018 10:52:38 AM

Located just ten minutes from Orlando International Airport sits Lake Nona, one of the nation’s fastest growing communities on a mission to support holistically healthy living. Lake Nona encompasses over 13,000 residents and more than 10 million square feet of residential and commercial facilities, including the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine and Nemour’s Childrens Hospital.

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Topics: Economic Development

Orlando’s Amazon HQ2 Proposal

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jan 25, 2018 2:37:43 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership is proud of the region’s collaborative effort to put forward a strong proposal for Amazon’s second North American headquarters (HQ2). While Orlando was not selected for Amazon’s short list, the company was impressed by the community’s talent, assets and could clearly see the region’s potential. Now that Amazon’s read the proposal – it’s your turn. 

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Topics: News & Media, Economic Development

Orlando’s $15 billion infrastructure investment

Posted by Amanda Roche on Dec 8, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) reports that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and investments are needed in order to compete globally for jobs. Meanwhile, Orlando is proving itself to be among the most progressive, forward-looking regions in the country, currently completing or planning investments of approximately $15 billion in transportation infrastructure, competitive products and quality of life features.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

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The PR team at the Orlando Economic Partnership is your source for business news in Orlando, providing you with story ideas about trends, people and companies; statistical information and background; offering expert sources; and connecting you with community leaders.

Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
P/ 407.422.7159 x204
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Laureen.Martinez@Orlando.org

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