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Starter Studio Orlando Tech Accelerator

Starter Studio grads now employ more than 100 in Orlando

Officials with Orlando’s Starter Studio said last week that graduates have raised a combined $3 million and have employed more than 100 people since it opened its doors in 2013. The news comes as the downtown program prepares to welcome its fifth class of startups, a group that will include businesses in the wearable, travel and […]

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Orlando City Soccer Training Lake Nona Impact

Great Impact of Orlando City’s New Training Facility

On Friday evening Orlando City President Phil Rawlins announced that the club would be building a new training facility for Orlando City, Orlando City B, and their U.S. Soccer Development Academy teams in Lake Nona. The announcement has far reaching implications for the entire club. The idea of a new training facility for the club […]

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Orlando top boom town for 2016

Orlando ranked #1 Boom Town in Florida

Orlando is ranked as top Boom Town in Florida and is in the top 20 nation wide Which cities have the best chance to prosper in the coming decade? The question is a complex one, and as the economy changes, so, too, will the best-positioned cities. To identify the cities most likely to boom over […]

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Celebrate New Years 2016 Downtown Orlando

Orlando named as the best place for New Year’s Eve

Times Square may be the most hashtag-worthy spot for welcoming the new year, but Orlando still is the hotspot for New Year’s Eve celebrations, according to a new study by WalletHub. To help New Year’s Eve celebrants find the most fun and affordable spots for counting down to 2016, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most […]

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UCF Downtown contribution

UCF Downtown receives its first major pledge

The University of Central Florida officially has its first big donation for the creation of a downtown Orlando campus. The Orlando Magic have donated $1.5 million, Chad Binette, university spokesman, told Orlando Business Journal. This is the first major private donation of the $20 million fundraising effort of the UCF Foundation. “A strong, vibrant, dynamic […]

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Orlando City Soccer #2 in the World

Orlando City Soccer #2 in the World

Orlando City ranks second highest in Google’s trending soccer teams of 2015 We know we love them, but apparently a lot of people around the country love Orlando City Soccer Club, too. The soccer club is ranked No. 2 in Google’s Year in Search of Top 10 Trending Soccer Teams of 2015 in the United States, […]

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UCF Downtown Creative Village

UCF Downtown’s 1st Phase to have $205M economic impact

A new economic impact study shows that the revised plans for UCF Downtown can create a big wave for Orlando. During Orlando Business Journal’s Doing Business in Downtown event on Dec. 4, University of Central Florida Provost Dale Whittaker said the revised plans for UCF Downtown will yield about 2,000 new direct and indirect jobs, […]

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i4 Bridge District Urban Athletics

City reveals exciting plans for ‘Bridge District’

Sports and music under I-4? Interstate 4 has long been downtown Orlando’s dividing line, looming over an expanse of dimly lit parking lots separating the heart of downtown from western neighborhoods, institutions and sports venues. But someday, if current plans come to fruition, those lots could be replaced by a sprawling, multi-purpose urban park with […]

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Orlando City Soccer Stadium

Orlando City’s new stadium starting to take shape

                  Scott Neal has some good news for Orlando City SC fans hoping to see real progress on their new stadium: It’s about to go vertical. The other positive aspect of the current construction process, which has now been under way in real terms for around six […]

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WordCamp Orlando 2015

WordCamp Orlando in Downtown this weekend

WordPress Conference Comes to Downtown Orlando This Weekend WordCamp Orlando 2015 kicks off this Friday at the Church Street Exchange, bringing the conference to downtown Orlando for the first time. WordCamp is a three-day conference covering all things WordPress. WordCamp is a great place to refine your WordPress skills, and for newcomers, a great place […]

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