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Top Takeaways: The 2020 State of I-Drive is Dynamic

There is a strong appeal to International Drive, whether it is the impressive economic and tourism impact, its educational opportunities, or its diversity in development.

To celebrate this growth and vision, Orange County Mayor Demings hosted the inaugural State of I-Drive on January 31, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event was co-hosted by the I-Drive Improvement District and had nearly 400 attendees from across the spectrum of the hospitality and tourism industries. If you missed it, here are five key takeaways from the State of I-Drive:

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Alexa Users Can Now “Ask Orange County”

Orange County Government in Florida now offers “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Amazon’s Alexa –– a virtual assistant capable of voice interaction. The...

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Orange County’s Pollution Prevention Champion Spotlight: Hilton Orlando

Orange County Environmental Protection Division is pleased to recognize a local Pollution Prevention (P2) champion.

Hilton Orlando, in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, is home...

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Orange County Awarded $20 Million Federal BUILD Grant to Reimagine Mobility in the Region

National leaders recently gathered in Lake Nona to announce the recipients of $900 million in federal BUILD grants awarded by the U.S. Department of...

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A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable housing...

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Orange County Jail Receives High Marks from Recent Inspection

An Inspection Team spent October 24, 2019 analyzing Orange County Corrections for the annual Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit. The team was comprised of 16...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Carol Merkel discovered her love for engineering in college and has never looked back.

Growing up, Carol Merkel loved math and was exceptionally good at...

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Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Biologist Julie Bortles is helping protect water quality in Orange County’s lakes, rivers and springs

Growing up in Miami next to a lake, Julie Bortles...

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IAAPA Celebrates Grand Opening of New Global Headquarters in Orange County

IAAPA, the association for the attractions industry, recently celebrated the grand opening of its $14 million, 22,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art international headquarters in Orlando this week....

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Florida Simulation Summit: Four Key Takeaways at the Fifth Annual Tech Event

The 5th annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando...