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Orlando is No. 1 city for recreation for second year in a row

Posted by Randi Kaufman on Aug 18, 2017 2:40:43 PM

For the second year in a row, Orlando ranks No. 1 in Wallethub’s best cities for recreation list. San Diego, Las Vegas, Tampa and Atlanta followed behind, respectively, to complete the top 5. 

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Topics: Rankings, News & Media

Back to school: Orlando's real-world education meets the demands of the future workforce

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Aug 17, 2017 2:37:06 PM

In a middle school classroom, a group of 11-year-olds focus intensely on inputting complex patterns of symbols to form computer coding. A few miles down the road, students in a high school class assemble smartboards to build a robot.  At the same time, fourth graders in a nearby Spanish class prepare to connect live to students in Puerto Rico. On the other end of town, teenagers in a magnet program learn how to start a business and prepare to job shadow at a local company. Across the Orlando region, these stories represent a new age of learning for K-12 students that prepares them for successful careers while meeting the workforce demands of the future.

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Topics: Education, News & Media

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

The Orlando Economic Partnership featured on cover of i4 Business Magazine

Posted by Randi Kaufman on Jul 28, 2017 3:35:26 PM

The Orlando Economic Partnership’s new President and CEO is the focus of the cover story in the July issue of i4 Business magazine. The article “A More Perfect Union” describes how Tim Giuliani came to lead the organization and how the Partnership is shaping the region’s economic and community development efforts following the merger of the former Orlando Economic Development Commission and the Central Florida Partnership.

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Partnership honored with Florida Regional Impact Award

Posted by Amanda Roche on Jul 27, 2017 5:48:48 PM

Leadership Florida, a statewide leadership identification and training program, presented the Orlando Economic Partnership with the Florida Regional Impact Award during the 35th Annual Conference in July. The Florida Regional Impact Award was established to recognize a business or non-profit organization whose specific project or body of work transformed the future of its region while also having the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

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iGRO interns learn about Orlando's social entrepreneurship

Posted by Hannah Akil on Jul 24, 2017 2:19:25 PM

Imagine walking into a coffee shop that serves quality, fair trade coffee and ordering a drink, but instead of getting a bill, the cashier asks, “How much would you like to pay?” One might wonder how such a place could exist, but it does - at Downtown CREDO, right here in Orlando. CREDO functions as a donations-only coffee shop, meaning that customers choose their own price. Founded in 2010 by local social entrepreneur, Ben Hoyer, CREDO was created not because of a passion for coffee, but to serve as a vehicle for his purpose: to make his community better.

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Topics: 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

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