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Orlando is No. 1 for STEM job growth [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on May 25, 2018 10:53:49 AM

Orlando ranks six among Forbes’ 15 Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros”. So how much faster than the rest of the country is Orlando’s tech economy growing? And what is fueling this surge? A quick dive into occupation data reveals answers specific to Orlando’s STEM[1] job growth since 2010.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Research

How to disrupt an industry: Fattmerchant's Orlando story

Posted by Laureen Martinez on May 23, 2018 2:52:43 PM

With all the advantages of Orlando’s tech corridor, Suneera Madhani has built a fast-growing company now known as “The Netflix of Credit Card Processing”. Like other millennials who have upended traditional industries, Suneera Madhani is fast on the heels of her larger competitors—and she has no plans to slow down any time soon.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

How a fast-growing tech company finds the right talent in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Apr 30, 2018 11:53:02 AM

All companies, and particularly those in IT, face the challenge of finding talent for growth in an ever-tightening labor market. Smaller, newer players like Luminar, a six-year-old manufacturer of LiDAR-based sensors for vehicles, have to woo the best of the best away from brand-name behemoths.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies

How tourism set the foundation for Orlando’s thriving economy

Posted by Michael Candelaria 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: Innovative Technologies

New social enterprise accelerator supports flourishing Orlando social business community

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 16, 2017 11:21:59 AM

Social entrepreneurship and innovation is a global movement that applies business principles to solve for the world’s most pressing problems. Orlando is rapidly creating a name for itself in the global social entrepreneurship movement. The region already houses a core hub of social businesses, including Arrow Sky Media, Clean the World, CREDO, Fleet Farming, First Green Bank and Limbitless Solutions.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Startups & Entrepreneurship

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

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