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Orlando’s Export Economy and the Impact of Potential Chinese Tariffs [Context]

Posted by Phoebe Fleming on Apr 26, 2018 3:07:19 PM

Threats of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods last month fueled anxiety over a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. Analysis by the Orlando Economic Partnership research team sheds light on the likely consequences of proposed economic sanctions. Due to the Orlando economy’s lack of reliance on exports, any direct decreases in economic activity caused by potential Chinese tariffs would be minimal. More substantial threats to the Orlando region, specifically to tourism and the construction boom, come from U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.  

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

How Tourism Set the Foundation for Orlando’s Thriving Economy

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Apr 23, 2018 2:31:13 PM

Thanks to its thriving tourism industry, Orlando is a region with strong infrastructure, state-of-the-art amenities and diverse cultural assets – top priorities for companies seeking a pro-business community in a location that attracts top-quality talent. Through continuous innovation and development, Orlando has secured its place as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” but the impact of Orlando’s tourism industry doesn’t stop there.

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Topics: Leisure and Hospitality, Taxes, Arts and Culture, Entertainment

Florida Reduces Business Rent Tax

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 19, 2017 2:25:39 PM

The State of Florida is reducing a sales tax, known as the Business Rent Tax, on the total rent charged for the right to use or occupy commercial real property.

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Topics: Taxes

Florida Eliminates Sales and Use Tax for Data Centers

Posted by Orlando Economic Partnership on Jun 6, 2017 11:40:51 AM

New data center developments with a critical IT load of 15 MW+ and a critical IT load of 1 megawatt or higher dedicated to each individual owner or tenant will not have to pay sales and use tax in the State of Florida beginning July 1.

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Topics: Taxes, Data Center

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