Economic Development

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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...

Mayor Demings and two other men standing next to a wall with the IAAPA logo on it

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...

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...