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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 “Ask Orange County Government” app/skill through Alexa is an extension of the County’s 311 service, which helps residents connect with local government services. Orange County is the first county in Florida […]

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Autonomous Shuttles on the Road in Orange County

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, the region’s first autonomous shuttles were on the road in Lake Nona. Orlando’s fastest-growing community has two fully electric,...