Orlando Mayor: ‘Why We’re Supporting’ Downtown Campus

Feb. 4, 2016

In a blog post, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer laid out his reasons for why the UCF Downtown campus, shared with Valencia College, will be so important to the city, citing job creation, economic impact and new educational opportunities.

“In Orlando, we’re not afraid to dream big,” the Mayor writes. “But we don’t just dream. We partner with other jurisdictions, the private sector, our residents and our educational partners to fulfill our shared vision for the future of our community. Our successful partnerships have brought us amenities like SunRail, Medical City and our Community Venues.

For the past two years, the City of Orlando has been working with the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Valencia College on plans for a shared campus at Downtown Orlando’s Creative Village, a project that will be of equal benefit to our region as the others already mentioned.”

The Mayor continued, “The City has a long history of successful partnerships with UCF and Valencia College. I am proud to work alongside our City Council members, President Hitt and President Shugart as we continue getting the necessary approvals and garnering private sector funding to advance our shared vision for the UCF/Valencia Downtown campus.”

To read the full blog post, click here.