Economic Development

2022 Orange County Regional Economic Summit: Three Things You Need to Know

The annual Orange County Regional Economic Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in collaboration with the Orlando Economic Partnership, was held on...

Return to Stable: Fitch Ratings Affirms Orange County’s TDT Revenue Bonds

Following a routine annual credit rating surveillance process, Fitch Ratings (one of the “Big Four” credit rating agencies along with Moody’s, Kroll and Standard...

Orange County’s Division of Building Safety’s Economic Incentive has Reduced Permit Costs and Spurred Activity During Pandemic

In May 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings challenged County staff to work with the development community to find out what type of...

Saving Small Businesses: Orange County Invests Nearly $80 Million through CARES Funding

Andreas Afxendiou, owner of Athena Chicken in Maitland, had run a successful “Mom and Pop” restaurant since opening in 1988, but when the COVID-19 pandemic...

Mayor Demings Discusses Orange County Reopening

Today, Mayor Demings spoke with local media about the Governor’s “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step Plan”. “The Governor’s plan – known as Phase One – is...

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...

Founder of County’s First Hispanic Women’s Business Association Goes Extra Mile to Mentor Others

When Orange County resident Mercy James won the District 5 Citizen of the Year award at the 2019 Community Conference, she was honored and...

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...

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....