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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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Topics: Rankings, City of Orlando, Things To Do, Arts and Culture

Here’s What Really Sparks Orlando’s Booming Coffee Culture

Posted by Amanda Roche 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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Topics: Rankings, Dining, Arts and Culture

Orlando Ranks Top Fun City in America

Posted by Amanda Roche on Oct 25, 2017 1:03:27 PM

Orlando is known as the home of happiness – so it’s no wonder that WalletHub ranks Orlando in the top fun city in the U.S.. With warm weather all year, a flourishing arts scene, and internationally renowned attractions right in our backyard, there’s no end to the fun that Orlando has to offer.

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Topics: Rankings, Things To Do, Dining

67 Orlando Companies Make the 2017 Inc. 5000 List

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 19, 2017 9:00:00 AM

A record 67 Orlando companies made it to the Inc. 5000 list this year. The Inc. 5000 list measures the fastest growing private companies in America. Orlando’s presence on this list has increased over the last two years, with 56 companies in 2015 and 61 companies in 2016. Orlando also surpassed metros including Kansas City (40), Portland (62) and Nashville (53). 

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Topics: Rankings, Entrepreneurship

Orlando Ranks Best City for Recreation

Posted by Amanda Roche on Aug 18, 2017 2:40:43 PM

Orlando has consistently topped the charts of Wallethub’s best cities for recreation

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Topics: Rankings, Things To Do, Arts and Culture, Health and Wellness, Cost of Living

Orlando Ranks High in Startup Density

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on May 24, 2017 9:48:05 AM

Orlando ranks third in the 2017 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity in terms of Startup Density. The Kauffman Index is a series of studies measuring the results of entrepreneurial activity in a metropolitan area. The Index is a great predictor of an area’s growth because it measures “new business creation, market opportunity, and startup density.” The Index examines business activity in thirty-nine metropolitan areas by sampling and analyzing three components: rate of new entrepreneurs, opportunity share of new entrepreneurs, and startup density.

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Topics: Rankings, Startup

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