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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: Rankings, Innovative Technologies, Research, Workforce and Talent, Major Employers

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, Financial Technology, Startup

Orlando's Growing Tech Economy

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 27, 2017 11:23:19 AM

Each year, millions of people experience the excitement and adventure of being immersed in a new, technologically created alternative reality when they enter Orlando’s world-renowned theme parks. The highly-skilled creative thinking that wows visitors is also transforming other cutting-edge industries that are diversifying and redefining Orlando’s economy. If you stop to think about it, the same type of technology that powers a Harry Potter ride, for example, trains our military men and women, our doctors and nurses, and our first responders.

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Topics: Innovative Technologies

Full Sail Unveils Virtual Reality (VR)/ Augmented Reality (AR) and Fabrication Lab

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 16, 2016 8:21:54 AM

As companies move to increasingly adopt virtual and augmented reality technology, Full Sail University is becoming a national frontrunner by providing businesses with the talent necessary to drive innovation in these fields. Full Sail University is one of the few U.S. schools educating students specifically in the areas of virtual and augmented reality.

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Topics: Investor, Innovative Technologies, Higher Education

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