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Orlando leads nation in job growth

Orlando ranked No. 1 in the country for job creation

Gallup has ranked the Orlando metro area No. 1 in the nation for highest rate of job creation in 2015. Orlando has been in the top five for Gallup’s ranking, but this is the first No. 1 ranking in recent years. Orlando edged out Austin, Salt Lake City, Louisville and San Francisco for the top […]

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Clearwater Beach Florida #1 Best Beach

6 out of 10 Best US Beaches = Florida

The best beach in the U.S. is in Florida once again, according to the annual TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Say hello to your new No. 1 Clearwater Beach. Florida landed six of the top 10 including 2015’s top winner Siesta Beach coming in at No. 3, followed by St. Pete Beach at No. 4, Pensacola […]

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Made in Orlando

Orlando International Airport to feature local artisans

Nearly a dozen Central Florida artists and small-business owners will get to show off their products and services to millions of travelers at the Orlando International Airport. Airport board members on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that will convert 14 retail kiosks into spaces for some of the region’s budding entrepreneurs. “It’s a tremendous opportunity […]

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Magic Leap in Florida Funding Round

Florida-based Magic Leap lands $793.5 million in mega-funding round

Magic Leap’s future is coming into focus, as a historic mega-round of funding could sharply accelerate its path to commercialization. The secretive South Florida technology company working on a computing platform that simulates reality has raised $793.5 million in a new round of venture capital financing led by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group. In the […]

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Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Program for Veteran now accepting applications

New statewide initiative offers accelerated entrepreneurship education to Veterans at no cost The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, a new statewide initiative that offers qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an accelerated entrepreneurship education at no cost, is now accepting applications. The pilot program will begin its first phase in March. The program is available to […]

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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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Orlando Gaming at GDC 2016

Orlando’s rockstar gaming community headed to GDC 2016

Metro Orlando’s video-game professionals have their eyes set on one of the largest industry conferences in the U.S., in an effort to grow the community here. Officials with Indienomicon, a group of independent video-game developers, have spearheaded an effort to get representation to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The group hopes to raise […]

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Florida Venture Forum 2016

The 2016 Florida Venture Capital Conference happens this month

        The Florida Venture Forum is holding its 25th Annual Florida Venture Capital Conference on January 28 – January 29, 2016 at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club in St. Petersburg, FL. Additional VC events are scheduled for January 27. The Florida Venture Capital Conference showcases 20-25 later stage, high growth private companies before an audience […]

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