Economic Development

Mayor Demings stands on stage. The words State of the County are in the background.

Mayor Demings Delivers 2019 State of the County to Great Turnout at Orange County Convention Center

On May 16, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings welcomed nearly 1,500 citizens and community leaders to the 2019 State of the County address...

Mayor Demings and two other men on stage. Behind them is a very large screen that says 75 million.

Visit Orlando Announces 75 Million Visitors to the Region in 2018

Tourism officials announced today a historic milestone for the U.S. travel industry as Orlando released news of a record-setting 75 million annual visitors in...

Central Florida International Trade Office Program Manager Christopher Leggett stands with Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings as they both hold an award.

Central Florida International Trade Office Celebrates Five Years of Connecting Local Businesses to the World

The Central Florida International Trade Office (CFITO) celebrated five years of successfully connecting local businesses to the global marketplace on April 18, 2019 at...

Mayor Demings, Orange County Staff, and foreign Diplomats stand in a semi-circle around a lit fire pit. There are over two dozen individuals smiling for the photo.

Foreign Diplomats Visit Orange County for Experience Florida 2019 Program

Orange County and the City of Orlando welcomed 35 representatives from 31 different foreign missions, as part of the U.S. Department of State Office...

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joins five other community leaders and Lockheed Martin executives to cut the commemorative ribbon for Lockheed Martin's Research & Development II facility.

Lockheed Martin Announces Expansion in Orange County

Today, Lockheed Martin announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla.

Since 2017, Lockheed Martin...

Two NFL players from the Jets football team smiling as they hold the NFL Pro Bowl Championship trophy.

NFL Pro Bowl Celebrates All-Star Players in Orange County

Thousands of fans from across the nation filled Camping World Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 27 to celebrate this season’s NFL all-star players and...

Mayor Demings, community leaders, and representatives from the NFL stand on a platform alongside the trophy for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl game.

NFL’s Green Initiative Revitalizes Ivey Lane Park in Orange County

The National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl returned to Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. This is the third...

Mayor Jacobs and other leaders standing for a photo at the Florida Simulation Summit 2018

Digital Twin Technology and the Internet of Things Focus of 2018 Florida Simulation Summit

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and the National Center for Simulation (NCS) hosted the fourth annual Florida Simulation Summit on Sept....

mayor jacobs smiling while signing a banner

KPMG Celebrates Construction Milestones at New Innovation Center in Orange County

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined KPMG leaders and local dignitaries to recognize the construction crew and designers responsible for building KPMG’s learning, development,...