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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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Orlando ranks No. 1 for job growth for the third year in a row in 2017

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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Orlando ranks as a top city for vegans and vegetarians

Posted by Masha Protopopova 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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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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Here’s what really sparks Orlando’s booming coffee culture

Posted by Masha Protopopova on Nov 6, 2017 10:18:10 AM

Since the Age of Enlightenment, coffee houses have been a symbol of innovation and a signal of society’s prospering creative class. With a vast array of original coffee shops where the drink is not just a fuel for work – but a way of life – Orlando’s coffee culture is gaining visible momentum. Orlando was ranked as a top city in America for coffee lovers by WalletHub, signaling that not only is there a caffeine fix waiting for you around every corner, but also that Orlando is a growing hub for creativity and innovation. From award-winning brews to classic hipster hangouts, there’s a lot more to Orlando’s coffee scene than you might think.

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Orlando named best city for foodies

Posted by Ashley Fraboni on Nov 1, 2017 4:21:00 PM

WalletHub named Orlando as a Top Foodie City in America again for a second year in a row in 2017, right behind big cities including San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City. This comes as no surprise to Orlando residents and visitors who enjoy diverse dining options that cater to any palate at the region’s 5,000-plus restaurants.

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