Advanced Manufacturing in Orlando
From multinational corporations like Siemens Energy and Qualcomm Atheros, to midsize firms and incubators, Orlando’s flourishing advanced manufacturing industry spans a full range of in-demand sectors.
Entrepreneurs are thriving here, too, with investors and dreamers arriving in droves. Orlando was ranked 22nd for startup density for all metros in the U.S., according to The Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. A prime example of this phenomenon is StarterStudio. Formerly known as Canvs, this shared, nonprofit complex houses more than 100 tech-related startups.
Our innovative spirit is further showcased with BRIDG, formerly known as the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research. Located on a 20-acre site about 30 minutes from Walt Disney World® Resort, it works to accelerate the development of emerging technologies while sparking tomorrow’s innovations, such as the “Internet of Everything.”
We’re also home to a high volume of tech transfer and commercialization, which is fueled by a top R&D university, specialized research labs and centers, and one of the country’s top incubation systems and research parks.
Industry leaders with local presences are leading the way in the fields of advanced materials, clean energy and power technology, enabling components, research and development, and emerging technologies, including:
- Amcor PET Packaging
- Benada Aluminum
- FARO Technologies
- Finfrock Industries
- Heller Bros. Packing Corp.
- Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas Inc.
- Qualcomm Atheros
- Regal Marine Industries
- Siemens Energy
- Wheeled Coach Industries
Already accounting for 1,500 companies, 58,500 employees, 6,026 annual graduates and $1.4 billion in annual payroll, Orlando’s advanced manufacturing sector shows no signs of slowing down. Accordingly, it’s no surprise that we’re also a leader when it comes to hosting world-class meetings and conventions for this key industry.