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Orlando Companies Showcase Technology Behind the Attractions at IAAPA Expo

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 26, 2018 2:35:10 PM

The newest ride at SeaWorld San Diego was made in Orlando. And that shouldn’t surprise you – as the amusement park capital of the world, technology and companies servicing the attractions industry benefit from close proximity to major clients like Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment and Disney Parks.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Entertainment

How Innovation and Tourism Work Side by Side in Orlando

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 29, 2018 4:43:14 PM

Most communities have a core industry they nurture, investing in new ideas and technologies and developing partnerships with investors and stakeholders. As these industries expand, more companies move in to support them, creating a diverse and robust economy. For Detroit, it is automotive; for Silicon Valley, it is high tech; for Orlando, it is tourism.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Entertainment

Orlando’s Fast-Growing Game Technology Sector

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 11, 2018 12:22:41 PM

Behind the scenes of the most visited destination in the world, Orlando’s entertainment ecosystem has fostered a thriving game technology industry. Fueled by the creative minds behind world-class entertainment technology, Orlando ranked No. 1 Metro with the Most STEM Job Growth and No. 2 Best City for Gamers. With year-over-year growth in tech jobs at 149%, a median age of 37, and one of the most unique communities for independent game developers in the county, Orlando is on the verge of explosive growth in its game technology sector.

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Topics: Workforce and Talent, Gaming and Esports, Entertainment

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: The Capital of Entertainment Innovation

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Nov 15, 2016 1:51:42 PM

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) kicked off its annual conference and trade show at the Orange County Convention Center, where thousands of participants gathered to learn and experience the latest innovations in attractions technology and products. This year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo includes the largest trade show floor in the event’s 98-year history.

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Topics: Entertainment

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