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Orlando’s tourism is ready to boom. Is the workforce ready?

Writer: Catie Schwartzman 2 min read May 2021 — The verdict is in: Orlando’s domestic tourism industry is primed for a boom. Two early indicators...
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Pandemic delivers rental blow in Orlando
Writer: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2021 — It’s been a difficult cycle for Orlando's multifamily market as the sector recorded year-over-year rent decline...
Seminole State College
Orlando’s top-tier education system promotes economic success
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read March 2021 — Education is a cornerstone of life and Orlando, known as a...
Airplane
Orlando aviation slowly recovering from devastation
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read March 2021 — 2020 was a hard-hitting year for the aviation industry, which was...
EA Sports Orlando
Orlando a hotspot for game development
Writer: Joey Garrand  2 min read February 2021 — Cities like Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles are well known...
Gas Pump
Rising gas prices bode well for the future
Writer: Catie Schwartzman   2 min read February 2021 — Most tourism and entertainment venues are either closed or operating...
Port Canaveral
The path forward for a struggling Port Canaveral
Writer: Joey Garrand   2 min read February 2021 — PortCanaveral has been brought to its knees by the pandemic and...
Solar Panel
Orlando region investing heavily in solar
By: Joey Garrand 2 min read January 2021 — With the world pumping out 33 gigatonnes of energy-related CO2 emissions...
Blueprints
Orlando’s residential construction sector is hot
By: Joey Garrand 2 min read January 2021 — With historically low interest rates, mass migration to the area and...
Orange County Convention Center
Orange County Convention Center re-shapes for post-COVID future
By: Sara Warden 2 min read December 2020 — When life abruptly moved online in March, business travelers were forced...
Office Image
Innovation and adaptation: How these companies are celebrating this holiday season
By: Max Crampton Thomas 3 min read December 2020 —Traditionally, a company’s end-of-year holiday party is a celebration to toast...
Orlando Mall
A Very Happy Holiday Season for Orlando’s Retail Sector
By: Sara Warden 2 min read December 2020 — Undoubtedly, retail was among the sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19...
Doctor Healthcare
What the Future Holds for Orlando Healthcare Organizations
By: Brendan Meagher  2 min read November 2020 — After a tumultuous year for many healthcare organizations, things are starting...
Lilium Jet
Lilium Aviation is helping the industry soar to new heights
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read November 2020 — The aviation industry is soaring to new heights with the rise...
Invest Orlando 2020 Book Cover
Invest: Orlando 2020 Inaugural Launch Conference was a major success
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    October 23, 2020 Orlando’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges, innovation and adaptation highlighted...
Orlando Ariel
Orlando’s economic resilience in the wake of the pandemic
By: Beatrice Silva  3 min read October 2020 — COVID-19 quickly spun counties that rely heavily on tourism and hospitality into...
Invest Orlando 2020 Book Cover
Invest: Orlando 2020 Press Release
By: Beatrice Silva  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2020 Orlando’s economic resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges to highlight...
Florida is in the midst of an aviation renaissance
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read September 2020 — Despite a dismal year for the aviation industry, Orlando Melbourne International Airport...
An influx of affordable housing is coming to Orlando
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read September 2020  — Affordable housing has been a major cause for concern in Florida...
Industrial investors eager to pounce on faltering retail properties
By: Beatrice Silva  2 min read August 2020 — Before April, e-commerce was already a booming business but COVID-19 has...
Invest: Orlando offers economic insight in a time of uncertainty
By: Beatrice Silva  Invest: Orlando offers economic insight in a time of uncertainty AUGUST 4, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ORLANDO,...
Tourism in Orlando pushing forward despite rise in COVID-19 cases
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read July 2020 — It has been almost six months since the World Health Organization...
How Orlando is improving its transportation infrastructure through technology
By: Beatrice Silva 2 min read  — Public transportation is a vital contributing element to urban sustainability. Practical transportation networks...
The Post-Pandemic City
By: Abby Melone, President & CEO, Capital Analytics It’s a truism in today’s hyper-connected world that people go where the...
Orlando scores a win for its tourism sector
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read June 2020 — Hospitality leaders and sports fans alike are cheering for the Central...
Spotlight On:
Tom Slagle, CEO, Rasmussen College
By: Max Crampton Thomas 2 min read June 2020 —With a history spanning more than 119 years, Rasmussen College is...
2020 Hurricane season in the face of coronavirus
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read May 2020—A few days shy of the official start of the 2020 hurricane season...
Spotlight On:
Sandi Bargfrede, Managing Partner, ACRE Commercial Real Estate
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2020 — The real estate market will know a before and after COVID-19...
Spotlight On:
Kenneth Rosenfield, Managing Partner, Rosenfield & Company PLLC
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2020 — In a crowded accounting and consulting services marketplace, it can be...
Federal, state govts rally to help homeless during COVID-19 outbreak
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read  — Since March, shelter-in-place measures have become the norm across the nation, shuttering nonessential businesses,...
Spotlight On:
Clay Worden, Office Managing Partner, RSM US LLP
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Accounting and consultancy firm RSM’s Orlando practice had little problem migrating...
Spotlight On:
Tony Jenkins, Market President – Central Florida, Florida Blue
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Florida Blue is part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield...
COVID-19 making innovation a must for educators
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2020 — As the coronavirus reduced daily activity to only essential services, educational...
Spotlight On:
Grant Cornwell, President, Rollins College
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Rollins College is a 135-year-old private liberal arts institution. President Grant...
Immigrants have another worry on top of COVID-19
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read April 2020 — As the COVID-19 virus spreads from state to state, one demographic...
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Babette Hankey, President & CEO, Aspire Health Partners
By: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read April 2020 — Aspire Health Partners is Florida’s largest behavioral health nonprofit. Here, President...
Let’s get virtual: Six must-read tips for engaging online
By: Abby Melone It’s a brave new world for everyone. Quarantine, lockdown, self-isolation and sheltering in place characterize the new normal...
Spotlight On:
Steven McCraney, President & CEO, McCraney Property Company
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read April 2020 —  The strength of the commercial real estate sector relies on the...
Spotlight On:
Daniel Zagata, Managing Partner, Evershore Financial Group
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read March 2020 — Orlando’s diversifying economy has been attracting a high amount of investment...
Face Off:
How local chambers of commerce are responding to the region’s population growth
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Both the number of visitors to Orlando and its population are...
Spotlight On:
Michael A. Okaty, Office Managing Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Orlando needs to promote itself as a hotbed for investors and...
Spotlight On:
Diane H. Crews, President & CEO, Orlando Sanford International Airport
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Since 1971, the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) has been fulfilling...
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Beat Kahli, President and CEO, Avalon Park Group
By: Felipe Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — The Sunshine State has been a beacon of light for companies...
Tourists, Flight Availability Underpin MCO’s Record Growth
By: Sara Warden 2 min read February 2020 — Orlando’s tourism industry is going from strength to strength, generating $75.2 billion...
Spotlight On:
Patrick Mahoney, Principal, President & CEO, NAI Realvest
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read February 2020 — Orlando’s real-estate scene has witnessed major changes as people look more for...
Spotlight On:
Julie Kleffel, EVP, Community Banking Executive, Seacoast Bank
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — Mergers and acquisitions are a trend in the banking industry. A...
Face Off:
Osceola County Cities Sharpening Economic Growth Plans
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — Amid the growth in Orlando’s economy and population, local cities are...
Spotlight On:
Daryl Tol, President & CEO, AdventHealth — Central Florida Division
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — The increase in free-standing healthcare locations across the nation continues to...
Spotlight On:
Scott Lyons, Business Unit Leader, SE Region DPR Construction
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020— DPR Construction is leading the charge in delivering large construction projects faster...
Orlando top city for behavioral health technicians
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read January 2020 — The rapid advancements in technology and innovation are significantly disrupting the...
Orlando’s convention center starting 2020 strong
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read December 2019 — The Orange County Convention Center, one of Orlando’s economic engines, is...
Spotlight On:
Johanna W. Clark, Co-Managing Shareholder, Orlando Office, Carlton Fields
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read December 2019 — Orlando, known for its thriving tourism industry, is growing quickly and...
Spotlight on:
James Michael Burkett, President, Florida Technical College
By: Yolanda Rivas Since 1982, Florida Technical College (FTC) has been meeting the needs of students and the job marketplace....
Why Orlando is an ideal city for esports hub
By: Yolanda Rivas Over the last few years, Orlando has been increasing its presence in the esports scene. Already home...
Our Picks: 5 fun things to do in Orlando on Thanksgiving
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read November 2019— There are a few debates around Florida being home to the first...
Spotlight On:
Kevin Miller, President & CEO, Addition Financial
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — As the banking sector gets more concentrated, some financial institutions are...
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Sam Miles, First Senior Vice President, Central Florida Regional President, Valley Bank
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read November 2019 — Central Florida’s economic growth has driven many financial institutions to rebrand...
Face Off: Education Updates to Keep Feeding Orlando’s Growing Job Market
By: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read November 2019— Orlando has ranked among the country’s fastest-growing job markets for several years...
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Gary Gagnon, President & CEO, Gagnon Development
Writer: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read October 2019 — Gary Gagnon’s family has been involved in the real estate industry...
Healthcare Sector Rapidly Expanding in Orlando
Writer: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read October 2019 — Orlando’s population has increased rapidly over the last few years, making...
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John Crossman, CEO, Crossman & Company
Writer: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read October 2019 — The retail sector has remained steady in Orlando over the last...
How e-commerce is feeding Orlando’s booming retail market
Writer: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read SEPTEMBER 2019 — At times when big retailers such as Sears, Charming Charlie’s and...
Blue Zoning Orlando
Writer: Yolanda Rivas 2 min read SEPTEMBER 2019 — A new community assessment and feasibility analysis in Orange County is...
Orlando at the Cutting-Edge of Biotech Investment
by Sara Warden 2 min read August 2019 — The global biotechnology market is expected to exceed $775 billion by...
Universal’s Epic Orlando Investment
by Sara Warden 2 min read AUGUST 2019 - The theme park industry in Orlando is about to get an...
Orlando Welcomes Mixed-use University City
by Sara Warden 2 min read July 2019 — Right now, students all over the world are enjoying a long...
Orlando Communications Pick Up Pace With 5G
by Staff Writer 2 min read July 2019 — For a fast-moving business, it’s all about fast-moving data. These days,...
Orlando No. 1 for 4th of July
by Staff Writer 2 min read July 2019 — As the 4th of July vacation fast approaches, many Americans are...
Orlando Cashes in on the Experience Economy
By staff writer June 2019 — When it comes to spending their hard-earned cash, people prioritize the experience. In a...

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Writer: Joshua Andino  2 min read May 2021 — The Colonial Gas Pipeline, which stretches some 5,500 miles from Texas...
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Writer: Joey Garrand 2 min read May 2021 — As many Nashvillians and Middle Tennesseans know, the Nashville area economy...
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Writer: Max Crampton-Thomas 2 min read May 2021 — Based in Tennessee and Kentucky, Batson Nolan is a law firm...