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Regional Leaders Unite on 2019 State of the Orange County Economy and 2030 Outlook

Posted by Justin Braun on Apr 3, 2019 3:05:52 PM

Will our ability to plan and make decisions outpace the growth we will experience between now and 2030? That was the theme of the 2019 Orange County Regional Economic Summit, held on March 29 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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Topics: Orange County, Foundation for Orlando's Future, Regional Initiatives

How Orlando Became a Test-Market for Surgical Robotics

Posted by Justin Braun on Feb 27, 2019 3:40:54 PM

For the last 15 years, Orlando has been the location surgical robotics companies choose when introducing new technology to the U.S. market, and for good reason. With approximately 610 surgeons at 59 hospitals, the seven-county Orlando region presents a huge market opportunity. That’s not to mention the presence of a dedicated space for surgical robotics training.

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Topics: Medical Technology, Orange County, Osceola County, Higher Education

Holiday Retirement's CEO On Finding A Place In The Florida Sun

Posted by C. J. Prince on Feb 22, 2019 4:32:43 PM

Moving corporate headquarters is never a cakewalk. But when you’re uprooting a 47-year-old company from its northwest birthplace and moving it clear across the country to Central Florida—knowing you’ll have to replace the lion’s share of staff—you’d best strap in for a bit of a wild ride.

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Topics: Investor, Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Workforce and Talent, Orange County

Holiday Retirement Chooses Orlando for its Headquarters

Posted by Laureen Martinez 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: Corporate Headquarters and Regional Offices, New to Market, Orange County

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 with students in Puerto Rico. On the other end of town, teenagers in a magnet program learn how to start a business and train at local companies. 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: Orange County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Higher Education, Lake County, Collaboration, K-12 Education, Talent Development

Xerox Creates 500 Jobs in Orlando

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Sep 29, 2016 1:16:44 PM

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced the grand opening of the new SunPass Centralized Customer Service Center operated by Xerox at Ocoee's West Oaks Mall. Xerox, the largest provider of transportation technology services in the world, including parking, tolling, mass transit and photo enforcement services, will create 500 new jobs in three years in the region.

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Topics: Professional and Business Services, Expansion, Orange County

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Media Contact: Laureen Martinez

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