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Orlando’s $15 billion infrastructure investment

Posted by Amanda Roche on Dec 8, 2017 11:10:00 AM

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) reports that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling and investments are needed in order to compete globally for jobs. Meanwhile, Orlando is proving itself to be among the most progressive, forward-looking regions in the country, currently completing or planning investments of approximately $15 billion in transportation infrastructure, competitive products and quality of life features.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

World Property Exchange Group chooses Orlando for global HQ

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Dec 7, 2017 10:14:11 AM

World Property Exchange Group, Inc. (WPE) will locate its global headquarters in Orlando in 2018 creating a projected 100 new, high-wage jobs in the next three years in the region. WPE is an emerging real estate fintech company with offices in New York City, Miami and Irvine, Ca.  The company plans to locate, temporarily, at 111 North Orange Avenue, Suite 800 before selecting a permanent space.  

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Topics: Projects, Economic Development, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, News & Media

Orlando Economic Partnership efforts drive strong results in business development

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Nov 27, 2017 1:13:41 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership begins the 2017-2018 fiscal year on strong ground after seeing significant results in the area of business development. The Partnership recorded 27 company project wins in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2017 stimulating more than $770 million in capital investments and 4,271 projected new jobs. Company relocations and expansions created 2.4 million square feet of newly constructed space added to the region.

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Topics: Economic Development, News & Media

Orlando celebrates Jacob Stuart’s legacy

Posted by Lisa Winkelbauer on Nov 21, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Jacob V. Stuart's positive influence on the Orlando community has led to monumental change in the areas of healthcare, regional leadership, technology, transportation, international business, regional research and workforce development. His work was recognized by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer who declared November 9, 2017 as Jacob V. Stuart Day in the City Beautiful during a proclamation presentation. 

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Holiday Retirement chooses Orlando for its headquarters

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 21, 2017 11:45:07 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) announced that Holiday Retirement, the largest independent senior living provider in the U.S., relocated its corporate headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon to the Orlando region. The company is creating 157 new, high wage jobs in the areas of marketing, legal, IT, administration, human resources, finance and operations. The new positions pay an average of 233% percent of Orange County’s annual average wage.

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Topics: Projects, Economic Development, News & Media

Orlando ranked a top coolest city in U.S.

Posted by Amanda Roche on Nov 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

From its award-winning main streets to its always-on downtown scene, Orlando’s ascension to “coolness” has been increasingly recognized by tourists, journalists and residents. Ranked the No. 19 coolest city in the country by Forbes, Orlando is earning more and more recognition for its abundant recreation activities, eclectic neighborhoods teeming with local businesses, and growing millennial population.

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Topics: Rankings, News & Media

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The PR team at the Orlando Economic Partnership is your source for business news in Orlando, providing you with story ideas about trends, people and companies; statistical information and background; offering expert sources; and connecting you with community leaders.

Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
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