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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

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: Economic Development, News & Media

Orlando Economic Partnership Efforts Drive Strong Results in Business Development

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 27, 2017 1:13:41 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership begins the 2017-2018 fiscal year on strong ground after seeing significant results in the area of business development. The Partnership recorded 27 company project wins in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017 stimulating more than $770 million in capital investments and 4,271 projected new jobs. Company relocations and expansions created 2.4 million square feet of newly constructed space added to the region.

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Topics: Economic Development

Orlando Rallies for Amazon's HQ2

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 30, 2017 1:10:15 PM

Amazon’s announcement that it is seeking a location for its second headquarters (HQ2) did more than just cause an “all-in” poker game between cities around the continent. Amazon also opened many eyes to the behind-the-scenes work that economic development organizations do every day.

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Topics: Economic Development

COO Crystal Sircy Recognized as Economic Development Professional of the Year

Posted by Amanda Roche on May 19, 2017 4:25:34 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s Chief Operating Officer, Crystal Sircy, was honored with the Eunice Sullivan Economic Development Professional of the Year Award at the 2017 Florida Economic Development Conference. The prestigious award is given annually in recognition of the achievements of an outstanding economic developer within the state of Florida.

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Topics: Economic Development

The Importance of Economic Development and Incentives

Posted by Tim Giuliani on May 5, 2017 2:03:17 PM

Now more than ever, people across the world seek to find a good job — one that provides financial stability and confidence for themselves and their families. At the Orlando Economic Partnership, we work to secure new job opportunities by helping existing companies in our region expand and by bringing in new companies. This spurs economic activity and fosters economic diversification so we are not reliant on a few industries that leave us vulnerable when economic downturns happen.

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Topics: Economic Development

News & Media Resources

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
C/ 407.242.3982
Laureen.Martinez@Orlando.org

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