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Lockheed Martin Readies for the Future with New Facility and Cyber Innovation Lab

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 15, 2019 3:25:26 PM

When Lockheed Martin officially broke ground on its new, six-story Research & Development II building at its Missiles and Fire Control’s Orlando site on February 14, 2018, it set an aggressive goal of completing the project in only one year. Less than 24 hours from a full year later, the company cut the ribbon on its new facility, which will house approximately 1,000 employees who support engineering, program management and business operations for the company.

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Topics: Expansion, Major Employers, Military and Defense, Cybersecurity

Orlando's Simulation Ecosystem Attracts Billions in Contracts

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jul 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

One of the major reasons that Orlando is recognized as the Modeling, Simulation & Training (MS&T) capital of the world is because its companies secure billions in military and defense contracts involving these technologies. On an annual basis, $6 billion in modeling, training and simulation contracts flow through the region – many commissioned for the Army, Air Force and Navy simulation command centers, which are stationed in Orlando.

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Topics: Simulation, Major Employers, Military and Defense

Lockheed Martin's History in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jun 29, 2018 2:22:28 PM

Long before Orlando became the theme park capital of the world, Lockheed Martin decided to open a complex in Orlando to support America’s space race. Its presence has grown ever since. With more than 7,000 employees located in Orlando, Lockheed Martin continues its commitment to our community through partnerships with education, dedication to STEM programs for students at every level, and projects to expand its footprint that support our workforce.

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Topics: Major Employers, Aerospace

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

Why Top Consulting Firms are Choosing this Location

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 26, 2018 10:56:35 AM

Orlando, Florida, is a preferred destination for business consulting firms. Over the last four years, the Orlando region has landed impressive investment projects from high-profile companies such as KPMG ($430 million), ADP ($28 million), and Deloitte ($24 million), representing a total of more than 3,500 new jobs.

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Topics: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, Professional and Business Services, Major Employers

How Seven Global Companies Fill their Talent Pipeline in Orlando

Posted by Amanda Roche on Apr 16, 2018 9:15:55 AM

Ensuring a quality workforce means educational institutions working side-by-side with industry to anticipate and meet future needs. That’s what happened when Verizon Communications relocated its finance hub to Orlando and partnered with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to launch a capstone business course on the Internet of Things. And when the Walt Disney Company asked UCF to develop a 12-month deep machine learning program to train its technical staff. Partnerships like these give businesses direct access to skilled talent–both in and outside the classroom.

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Topics: Education, Workforce and Talent, Collaboration, Major Employers

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