Do you think you know it all about Orlando, think twice!

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Is Disney World what comes to your mind when you think of ORLANDO? If so, then you must read this!

Orlando is a place that is growing and changing in all the best ways! I want to share with you some of the coolest highlights of why Orlando is becoming a great city to live in.

  • 3rd most competitive U.S. location for business (KPMG, 2014)
  • 2nd fastest growing major metro in the U.S. (U.S. Census Bureau, 2013)
  • Top 10 “American city of the future” (Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine, 2015)
  • #5 leading metro in job creation (Gallup, 2015)
  • Friendliest Florida city for small business (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation & Thumbtack, 2014)
  • 4th happiest place to work in the nation (Forbes, 2014)
  • More than 500,000 students within a 100 mile radius
  • Top 10 state for talent pipeline (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Enterprising States, 2014)
  • Home to 35 post-secondary institutions including:
    • University of Central Florida | 2nd largest university in the U.S. | Ranked by IEEE among the top universities in the world for the number of patents awarded;
    • Full Sail University | Recipient of Apple’s “Innovators in Education” Award;
    • Rollins College | #1 MBA program in the state (Forbes, 2014);
    • Seminole State College of Florida | #1 college system in Florida – RN Graduate Licensures;
    • Valencia College | #1 community college in the nation (Aspen Institute); and
    • Lake-Sumter State College | voted national learning center of the year (National College Learning Center Association, 2012).
      Top-Ranked Infrastructure
  • Top 10 large city in the U.S. for infrastructure (Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine, 2015)
  • Orlando International Airport: 5th best airport in America (Travel + Leisure, 2014)
  • SunRail and Interstate 4 Improvements – largest public works project in Florida’s history
  • Home to the 7th largest research park in the U.S. by number of employees (Central Florida Research Park)
  • Home to the world’s leading software developer – Electronic Arts Tiburon (EA Games) and other powerhouse companies including Oracle and Golf Channel
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  • Headquarters of numerous international corporations including American Automobile Association (AAA), Tupperware Brands Corporation and Darden Restaurants, Inc.

 

Watch: “Orlando: You don’t know half of it”  VIDEO HERE!

 

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