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11th Apr 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Talk about economic development … In the first ten years of its existence, the UCF Business Incubation Program, which has been recognized among the best in the nation, nurtured the growth of over 100 new high tech companies in Central Florida. Togeth…

8th Apr 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

With the official opening of the Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hospital for Children, two industry giants have collaborated to usher in a new ushers in a new era of children’s health care in Orlando, Florida. The Walt Disney Pavilion at Florida Hosp…

7th Apr 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

“As the American economy struggles to recover, its greatest advantage lies with its diverse population,” writes Joel Kotkin in his introduction to Forbes magazine’s 2011 list of Best Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs. “The U.S.’ major European competit…

11th Mar 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Two richly deserving individuals were honored Thursday evening during the EDC’s Annual Awards Celebration. Rich Crotty, recently retired Mayor of Orange County, received the prestigious James B. Greene Economic Development Award. Rich Fulton, legal ser…

8th Mar 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Economic development occurs in a variety of ways. While the attraction of new companies to the region generally grabs headlines, the expansion of existing local companies, especially expansions that result in additional jobs, is equally important to ec…

22nd Feb 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Rick Weddle, head of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, to lead Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission

The Metro Orlando EDC is pleased to announce that Rick Weddle, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina,…

21st Feb 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

At last week’s meeting of the Orange County Board of Commissioners, county leaders approved an incentive package designed to help a growing high-tech company remain and expand in the Central Florida Research Park. The county incentive, which is expecte…

15th Feb 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Manufacturing in the U.S. grew at its fastest pace in seven years, according to a new report from the Institute of Supply Management. This is a positive sign for growth in the manufacturing industry and indicates that companies in this important sector…

7th Feb 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

The Metro Orlando EDC’s prestigious James B. Greene and Chairman’s Awards will be presented at our annual Award Celebration, to be held Thursday, March 10th at The Peabody Orlando. Today we are pleased to announce our 2011 honorees.

The James B. Gree…

31st Jan 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

EDC staff were busy promoting our region from coast to coast last week. Their goal: to highlight Central Florida’s advantages for business, especially in the film and technology industries.

Suzy Spang, vice president of film & entertainment technolo…

24th Jan 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Annually the EDC advances an agenda designed to support legislative efforts that bolster economic development. In addition to high speed rail, this year’s list of priorities, which was approved by the EDC Board of Directors last week, includes the foll…

21st Jan 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Parallel Entertainment has returned to Central Florida for the production of Tooth Fairy 2 starring Larry the Cable Guy. This sequel to the popular Tooth Fairy is expected to shoot from Feb. 7- March 11 throughout the area, with production based at Uni…

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