Brookings Institution Report Illustrates Orlando’s Long-Term Economic Growth

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 24, 2017 4:02:07 PM

Orlando outpaced national job growth for ten years, 2005 to 2015, in number of jobs and gross metropolitan product (GMP). In a recent report by the Brookings Institution, Orlando ranked in the top 10 metropolitan areas with positive economic performance over a five-year period, 2010-2015, and in the top 20 for 2005-2015. These rankings indicate strong, long-term economic growth for the region.

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Topics: Economic Development, Rankings

Site Selectors Guild Honors Casey Barnes with National Award

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 23, 2017 4:47:44 PM

The Site Selectors Guild (SSG), the world’s largest group of senior site location advisors, honored Casey Barnes of the Orlando Economic Partnership with the 2017 Excellence in Economic Development Award at its annual conference, March 15, 2017.

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Topics: Economic Development

Orlando Economic Partnership Leads Mission to New York City

Posted by Amanda Roche on Mar 22, 2017 10:17:41 AM

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) business development team traveled to New York City recently to sell executives and site location consultants on the benefits of doing business in the Orlando region. Over two days, the Partnership met with sixteen companies, including three active projects, to help move these companies closer to a decision. 

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Topics: Economic Development

Innovation and New Regionalism Focus of Phoenix Leadership Experience

Posted by Laureen Martinez on Jun 2, 2015 8:50:00 AM

The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) traveled to Phoenix, AZ for the 2015 Leadership Experience June 3 – 5 focused on learning best practices and innovative approaches to regionalism that can be used to further economic development in Orlando. The group of 80 delegates includes community leaders, elected officials and EDC leadership.

“Phoenix is a forward-thinking community with many similarities to our region, and there is much to be learned from the progress they’ve made in several key areas,” said Rick Weddle, Orlando EDC president and CEO. “We look forward to what will be a collaborative and engaging experience.”

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Topics: Economic Development, Visionary, Talent Ecosystem

Level Playing Field to Keep Film and Digital Media Industry

Posted by Sheena Fowler on Mar 3, 2015 3:25:00 PM

The Taylors came to Orlando 20 years ago in search of work and a good place to raise a family. Carla and Jeff built a house in College Park and enjoyed life as their daughter grew up while involved in school, sports and church. The Taylors' story, though, may not have a happy ending. They are selling the home they love, their daughter may have to leave her friends, and Jeff is often away from his family for extended periods of time, forced to find work outside the state.
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Topics: Economic Development, Orlando Film Commission

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