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Orlando Leads Nation in Job Growth Four Years in a Row [Context]

Posted by Justin Braun on Jan 25, 2019 3:08:26 PM

The Orlando region is No. 1 in the nation for job growth for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continued its trajectory as the fastest growing job market in the country for 2018.

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Topics: Rankings, Research

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

Orlando Ranks No. 7 Best-Performing City by the Milken Institute

Posted by Dale Brill on Feb 16, 2018 10:37:47 AM

The Milken Institute recently ranked the Orlando metropolitan area seventh among large cities in the United States reflecting an improvement of two spots from last year. The region performed particularly well in the job and wage growth categories with employment rising by over four percent from 2015 to 2016 and wages surging by nearly eight percent from 2014 to 2015.

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Topics: Rankings

Orlando Ranks No. 1 for Job Growth for the Third Year in a Row in 2017 [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Jan 31, 2018 9:19:28 AM

Job creation in 2017 injected a significant chunk of spending money into the region’s economy with projected direct impact of an additional $2.2 billion in annual payroll added by the growing labor force. That spending power is expected to add $3.4 billion to the gross regional product (GRP) and new state and local tax revenue of $236.9 million.

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Topics: Rankings, Research, Foundation for Orlando's Future

Record Number of Higher Education Students Complete Degree Programs in Orlando

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Dec 21, 2017 8:48:44 AM

Graduation day is a memorable occasion for any student – it marks the conclusion of years of study and hard work, it brings the hope of a more prosperous future and it empowers graduates with the sense that they now have the tools necessary to enter a fiercely competitive labor market. December 13, 2017 signified another milestone at Seminole State College of Florida. Those at the commencement ceremony were among the largest class ever to graduate from the college. Altogether, more than 3,500 students received their degrees and certificates that day.

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Topics: Rankings, Research, Higher Education

Orlando Ranks Top City for Vegans and Vegetarians

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Nov 27, 2017 11:16:03 AM

With a large variety of entirely vegan menus and chefs, Orlandoans never run out of affordable options to eat meat-free. Orlando’s restaurants cater to the regions booming population of millennials demanding sustainable, ethical and plant-based cuisine, at the right price. WalletHub determined the cheapest places for a plant-based diet by comparing 100 largest U.S. cities across 15 key indicators that adhere to the vegan and vegetarian consumer. Orlando ranked number three, right behind foodie giants like New York and Portland.

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Topics: Rankings, Dining

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