UCF is the seventh-largest employer in the region, directly impacting more than 25,000 jobs. It has a total regional impact of $1.9 billion. UCF and the adjacent Central Florida Research Park have a total economic impact of $3.5 billion and affect more than 45,000 jobs.

UCF and the Central Florida Research Park offer companies close proximity to some of the nation’s finest researchers and students. Many of the 10,000 employees in the Research Park work closely with UCF researchers and students on target for careers in the sciences, engineering, optics and photonics, modeling and simulation, and health-related fields.