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6th Jun 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Maitland-headquartered AcAe Software, LLC has announced plans to expand their Central Florida operations, a move expected to create 93 new positions within the next three years. The company provides high-tech design, consulting, and support services fo…

27th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

A partnership between the local Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Valencia Community College (VCC) and the Department of Homeland Security has formed to provide TSA employees with college level classes about homeland security. The TSA Asso…

23rd May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

The world’s second oldest Airline – Avianca, a member of the Avianca/TACA Alliance – has announced plans to initiate direct, non-stop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Bogota International Airport (BOG). Beginning this summer, the…

20th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Who doesn’t hate waiting at the doctor’s office just to check-in? One downtown Orlando-based IT company is revolutionizing the patient experience to make better use of mobile devices, such as iPads, to speed up patient check-in times by up to 80 percen…

20th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Team Cymru, a specialized Internet security research firm that helps organizations identify and eradicate criminal activity online and in their networks, announced this week that they will relocate their corporate headquarters from Illinois to Metro Or…

17th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

From Walt Disney to Glen L. Martin, Metro Orlando has a long history of entrepreneurial activity and is among top locations for innovative companies and entrepreneurs.

This week during National Small Business Week, a one-of-a-kind Central Florida reso…

16th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

Former BusinessWeek columnist and author Bill Holstein was the speaker at last week’s gathering of the EDC’s CEO Roundtable. Holstein was in Orlando to promote his newly-released book, The Next American Economy: Blueprint for a Real Recovery, which pro…

13th May 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

“Economic development results create jobs, that generate income, that improve the quality of life … so that people build things, pay taxes, raise families, and invest in a continuous cycle of economic growth.”

Economic development matters because it…

27th Apr 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

“Why export?” That was the question posed during the Economic & Jobs Summit on April 15, which was the 6th in a series hosted by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “Because it’s good for your bottom line,” was the answer given time and again by present…

18th Apr 2011 Posted in: News Comments Off

We’ve all heard the adage, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” According to a new breed of social entrepreneurs, even that’s not enough. They won’t be content until the fishing industry i…

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…

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