The reasons why technology companies are selecting and expanding in Orlando is simple: cost and talent. Orlando's business-friendly environment combined with the availability of tech talent from nationally-recognized universities. Orlando hosts diverse clusters of game, app and software development; modeling, simulation and training; healthcare IT; fintech and more. Orlando's tech community is enthusiatic about collaboration; it is home to one of the largest technology meetups in the country.
Just in the last two years, several technology companies have located or expanded in Orlando, including:
Deloitte Consulting, IT Delivery Center;
Briding the Innovation Development Gap (BRIDG), the world’s first industry-led consortium for the advanced manufacturing of smart sensors
When it comes to pro-business climate, one would be hard-pressed to identify a better example than Orlando, Florida. KPMG recently named Orlando the No. 2 most cost-competitive location in the U.S. (large cities) in its 2016 Competitive Alternatives study.
Located in downtown Orlando, Creative Village is a 68-acre mixed-use destination with office and creative studios for high tech, digital media companies and programs. Creative Village will be home to the new University of Central Florida downtown campus in partnership with Valencia College.
Lake Nona Medical City became one of the nation’s first gigabit communities in 2012, even gaining the attention of the White House who stated the area was “an example of a forward-looking community” and causing John Chambers, CEO of Cisco to designate Lake Nona as its first ‘iconic’ Smart + Connected™ community in the United States.
The Center for Neovation includes 109,000+ square footage of lab and office space, as well as a nearly class 100 cleanroom and a class 10,000 cleanroom. Located just 13 miles from Orlando International Airport, the business park provides key access to key transportation and commerce hubs.