Our Town

The city’s run with precision and cooperation by veteran politicians like [Orange County Mayor Teresa] Jacobs and [Orlando City] Mayor Buddy Dyer. Orlando enjoys a deep bench of talented tech engineers. Its University of Central Florida boasts a strong reputation for economic development. All the tax dollars that flow from being the world’s biggest tourist destination help, too. Tampa Bay Times, “A ‘rising’ Orlando has startup lessons for Tampa Bay”


Talent Attractions

Today, the buzz that surrounds the Orlando area and the wealth of talent that already resides here has become a magnet for attracting the brightest minds and most talented individuals from around the world. All of which signals that the growth and success that this area has enjoyed for decades shows no signs of slowing down.

Opportunity and Incentives

Both Florida and Orlando offer site selectors and business leaders attractive incentives to relocate and expand their offices or companies. Incentives include: Industry-specific incentives, workforce training incentives, site-specific incentives, infrastructure incentives and tax exemptions. There are also numerous partner programs with access to government funding, matching grants, strategic partnerships, equity capital and bonds.

The Orlando Rising documentary project and event brings together thought leaders from across the spectrum of Orlando’s $14 billion creative technology sector to provide the public with an inside look at the city’s fastest-growing industry.

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The United States Tennis Association (USTA)

The USTA is building the “New Home for American Tennis,” a $60-million facility with 100 courts, making it the largest tennis center in the country. The state-of-the-art facility in Orlando will house the USTA Player Development division and the UCF tennis teams. The center is scheduled to be finished in late 2016.

Read: Orlando to be New USTA Home for American Tennis

Medical City

The Lake Nona Medical City is located near the Orlando International Airport and is home to the UCF Health Sciences Campus anchored by its College of Medicine. The 650-acre area also includes the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, Nemours Children’s Hospital, a University of Florida Research and Academic Center and a VA Medical Center.

Read: Lake Nona: Medical City

Finance & Accounting Hub

Verizon, the New York-based telecommunications firm (NYSE: VZ), selected the Orlando region from more than 300 locations across the nation, ultimately choosing Lake Mary because of the region’s abundant talent pool and outstanding local and state support. The new $50 million, 220,000-square-foot facility brings 1,100 new jobs to the area.

Read: Verizon adds even more jobs in Seminole County

Tavistock had laid out $91.5 million just to lure UCF and Sanford-Burnham.Fortune Magazine, “How to Build a Great American City,” by Jennifer Reingold