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YPAC welcomes Florida Polytechnic University’s Dr. Randy K. Avent

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 25, 2017 11:08:04 AM

In the three years since its completion, Florida Polytechnic University’s unique architecture has been turning heads and piquing the curiosity of Central Florida residents as they travel west on Interstate 4 toward Lakeland. Members of the Central Florida Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC), a group that engages up-and-coming talent, heard the story behind the distinctive building from the university’s foremost expert - Florida Polytechnic founding President, Dr. Randy K. Avent, during their August gathering.

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Topics: Education, Events

Orlando hosts major upcoming technology conferences

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 10, 2017 1:44:27 PM

Many major technology conferences are coming up in Orlando including OrlandoiX, Florida Simulation Summit, Indie Galactic Space Jam, Innovation Academy and Innovate Orlando. These conferences bring the Orlando technology and business communities together to exchange ideas, build awareness of Orlando's diverse industries and inspire future innovation. 

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, News & Media, Events

Over 600 guests attend the annual James B. Greene award

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 25, 2017 8:46:19 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership welcomed more than 600 guests at the 2017 James B. Greene Award Dinner on April 13, 2017. Orlando Economic Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani kicked off the program by welcoming community, civic and business leaders to the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Then, Partnership co-chairs Robert Utsey and Sean DeMartino introduced the ceremony’s honorees, William T. Dymond, Jr. and Steve Hogan.

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Topics: News & Media, Events

Site Selectors Guild honors Casey Barnes with national award

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 23, 2017 4:47:44 PM

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior site location advisors, honored Casey Barnes of the Orlando Economic Partnership with the 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award at its annual conference, March 15, 2017.

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Topics: News & Media, Events

Economic Summit highlights Orlando’s commitment to workforce development

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jan 19, 2017 5:33:18 PM

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs kicked off 2017 with the fifth annual Orange County Economic Summit. The Summit presents a gauge of the current economic climate and forecast.

Dr. Sean Snaith, director of the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Institute for Economic Competitiveness and chair of the Orlando EDC’s Orlando Economic Forum, presented a forecast for the local, state and national economy in 2017.

“In Central Florida, there's growth in all sectors. The pace of growth, compared to the state-wide averages, is much stronger,” Snaith said during his presentation. “We're growing faster than the state, than the national economy and not by a little bit, but by a great amount.”

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Topics: Economic Development, Events

Orlando showcases aviation strength at NBAA Conference

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 18, 2016 1:06:52 PM

The Orlando region was well represented at the world's largest business aviation conference - the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition - Nov. 1-3 at the Orange County Convention Center. The Orlando EDC hosted a booth in partnership with Lake County and the City of Sanford located across from the Enterprise Florida booth. One aisle over, the City of Kissimmee and Kissimmee Gateway Airport also had a booth.

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Topics: Aviation, Aerospace and Defense, Events

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