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Innovation Is Our Main Attraction


Innovation Never Waits in Line

You’ve likely experienced Orlando, but you probably don’t realize our community’s ability to create the most magical experiences goes way beyond our world famous theme parks. Orlando’s high-tech sector turns fantasy into reality through innovation – from advancements in space technology to life-like simulated experiences applied to our nation’s defense training programs. From coasters to coastline, innovation is embedded deep in Orlando’s DNA. So if you think you know Orlando, there’s a good chance you’ve never fully experienced our culture of innovation that powers the world’s most memorable place.

Tech is the biggest ticket in town

Accelerating the Innovation Ecosystem

The Orlando Economic Partnership works to propel our region’s tech and innovation ecosystem by focusing on targeted economic development and connecting business leaders and entrepreneurs to resources to accelerate progress towards an innovation-based economy. Through ecosystem development, programming and marketing, the OEP creates new opportunities for the regional technology and innovation community to scale and mature, resulting in a more connected and diverse ecosystem with greater awareness of Orlando’s global profile as a leading community for innovation.

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    No. 2 Most Startup Activity

    U.S. Census Bureau’s Business Dynamics Statistics, 2021

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    Top 20 Surge City

    Inc. Magazine, 2020

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    UCF Among Top 20 Most Innovative Universities

    U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2021

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    8 Entreprenuership Degrees Within 100 Mile Radius of Orlando

Get Connected

Innovate In Orlando

Orlando’s entrepreneur community is enthusiastic about partnership and collaboration, and there are many resources that entrepreneurs can take advantage of to grow and scale their businesses in the region.

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Business Growth Programs

Learn more about programs in Orlando to help you grow and scale your business including incubation programs and accelerators.

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Learn more about financial assistance available for your business, from government funding to regional matching grants to bonds.

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International Resources

Find resources designed to enhance your international business in the region.

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When considering state taxes, Florida business incentives, payroll, utilities, construction and real estate, Orlando tax rates and overall business costs serve up savings like sunshine.

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Economic Development Services

Learn more about the Partnership’s full range of services to businesses looking to locate or expand in Orlando area – from site location analysis to evaluation of financial assistance.

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Orlando Tech Hub

Join the platform designed specifically to connect Orlando’s tech community.

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The birthplace of the experience economy.

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Bio Tech

Orlando’s abundance of pharmaceutical companies distribute 70 percent of the country’s specialty drugs.

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Optics & Photonics

Leading the nation in tourism and photonics technology.

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Semiconductor Cluster

Discover how Orlando is leading the nation in semiconductor manufacturing reshoring.

Key Sectors

There’s a whole side of Orlando most people don’t know. The technology that drives Orlando’s status as the happiest place on earth also fosters human performance & training, life sciences, aerospace & defense and experience & game development sectors. The region’s young and diverse community has a culture of collaboration built on a foundation of tackling the impossible. From its roots as a university town built to win the space race, Orlando is on the cutting-edge of new technology innovations – advancements that will create a brilliant future for not only the region and its residents, but the entire world.

News About Tech & Innovation in Orlando

Orlando’s innovation economy launched with the country’s space race and has not slowed down since man landed on the moon. From simulation and defense to autonomous vehicle technology, innovation has been a theme here far longer than the theme parks.