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12th Aug 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Over 600 small business leaders gathered at Rosen Shingle Creek on Monday for the Small Business Defense Procurement Summit. This Department of Defense event, hosted in partnership with the City of Orlando and the Office of U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, wa…

28th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

A new grant program aimed at assisting Central Florida-based technology companies is now available. IDEA Fund Partners, a North Carolina-based venture capital firm, is offering the FL IDEA program in partnership with the Community Foundation of Centra…

26th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

With the new addition of IDEAS Insert Stage and recently opened Post Audio Mix Room, Orlando’s film infrastructure is growing tremendously.

Already home to such assets as Universal Studios’ soundstages and backlot, Full Sail University’s newly expand…

25th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Metro Orlando welcomed a delegation from Jiaxing, China on Thursday. The group of government officials traveled from this medium-sized city in southeast China to explore possibilities for bilateral cooperation in investment, trade, R&D, education, and …

25th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Only a few weeks after the official announcement that the SunRail commuter rail system was approved to move forward, construction has begun.

At a community celebration last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood kicked off construction of Sun…

22nd Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Orlando has received a great deal of praise nationwide lately. The region has been named a “top comeback city” and the city “leading Florida out of economic recession”. Here are a few of the recent accolades Orlando has received:

Orlando is “leadin…

21st Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

BlueChip Energy, LLC a fully-integrated solar energy provider for utility, commercial, and residential applications, recently received approval for rezoning of the 201 acres of land it purchased for the development of a 40 megawatt solar farm in Lake C…

20th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Connections with the nation of Colombia grew stronger last week with two milestone events taking place. Avianca, the world’s second oldest airline, initiated its inaugural service into Orlando International Airport from Bogatá, Colombia. This addition…

15th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Florida Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll and Minister Gary Goodyear, Canada’s Minister of State, Science and Technology, visited Central Florida last week as part of their ongoing exploration of how Florida and Canada can collaborate in the realms …

5th Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs traveled to Puerto Rico recently with a delegation of 12 local executives. The goal of this mission, which was organized by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando, was to promote business between our markets…

1st Jul 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

“We are thrilled that SunRail has received its final approval from Governor Rick Scott,” said Rick L. Weddle, President and CEO of the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.

“Beyond the thousands of jobs and billions in economic impact this p…

27th Jun 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Economic development professionals from throughout the state of Florida gathered at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport in Orlando last week for the annual conference of the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC). Themed “Introducing t…

21st Jun 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

On Thursday, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will officially break ground, followed by community open houses on Friday and Saturday.

The performing arts center plans to develop a mixed-use urban arts center with three main theaters, ed…

21st Jun 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Governor Rick Scott signed legislation this week that creates Florida’s new Department of Economic Opportunity and significantly expands responsibilities of the state’s economic development arm, Enterprise Florida.

The stated goal of the Department of…

13th Jun 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

EDC representatives have been on-the-road this month, spreading the word about Metro Orlando as a prime business destination.

Cologne, Germany – The EDC’s Gloria LeQuang attended the ITEC Conference, a major defense industry gathering, along with Team…

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