The Business Side of Orlando

At the crossroads of the globe, Orlando brings together industries of all kinds with mind-blowing innovation that goes beyond fairy tales and into the real world. In reality, Orlando is a world-class business destination. A global center of technology - a place of learning, and thinking and doing. Where innovation is more than a buzzword, its a driving force. 

As the simulation capital of the world and home to one of the largest universities in the country, Orlando is known as the home of innovation from advanced technologies and health/life sciences to emerging film/digital media and entertainment production. Here, you'll find an unprecedented array of creative resources to super-charge your meeting or convention, along with a one-of-a-kind attendee experience you won't find anywhere else.

So come, step outside the box and prepared to be astonished. And find out why the world's top conventions continue to come back to Orlando year after year, like SAP, MicroSoft, and InfoComm International, as well as the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Association of Financial Professionals, and Graphic Arts Show. Because the best thing about Orlando... is discovering there's so much more than you ever thought possible.

Did You Know? Orlando Ranks...

  • #1 in the U.S. for job and population growth in 2015 (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics) 
  • 2nd most competitive business location among large U.S. cities (KPMG, 2016) 
  • 4th best state in the U.S. for business tax climate (Tax Foundation, 2015) 
  • Top 10 "American City of the Future" (fDi Magazine, 2015 & 2014) 

 

Most Dynamic Destination by Worth Magazine

Most Dynamic Destination by Worth Magazine

Learn more about why Worth Magazine named Orlando one of its "Most Dynamic Cities in America" in 2016.
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Simulation Capital of the World

Simulation Capital of the World

Anchored by Lockheed Martin, Orlando is known as the capital of modeling and simulation with a world-leading community of healthcare, aviation and aerospace experts and home to The National Center for Simulation.
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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing

Orlando's spirit of innovation is evident with the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), looking to lead the market in the development of smart products and devices. This is one industry set to skyrocket in the region.
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Life Sciences & Healthcare

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Lake Nona Medical City is becoming the home of innovation for biotechnology and life sciences with a collaborative community of the nation's leading hospitals, universities, research institutions and health and life-sciences companies.
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Innovative Technologies

Innovative Technologies

Technology is Orlando's second-largest industry behind tourism housing a vibrant tech scene with high-tech digital media and creative companies like Electronic Arts Tiburon and the Golf Channel, plus an emerging new tech village known as the Creative Village to lead business innovation.
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