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Fantasy Meets Reality: Iron Man robotics come to life in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Sep 11, 2018 3:43:09 PM

Imagine the look on a child’s face when the impossible happens.

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Topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Innovative Technologies

Orlando: a prime destination for a STEM workforce

Posted by Mark Crawford on Aug 30, 2018 12:32:13 PM

Manufacturing leaders repeatedly identify the skills gap as the most urgent problem facing U.S. manufacturing today. According to Deloitte, by 2025 about two million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled because employers will not be able to find enough qualified workers with the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills needed for operating increasingly sophisticated, high-tech equipment.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies, Advanced Manufacturing

How innovation and tourism work side by side in Orlando

Posted by Mark Crawford 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: Innovative Technologies

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: Innovative Technologies

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: Research, Innovative Technologies

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: Startups & Entrepreneurship, Innovative Technologies

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