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Orlando Economic Partnership

Programs, Initiatives & Events


Investing in the Future of Talent

A key pillar of the Partnership is strengthening the region’s talent pipeline. From leadership development to young professional growth and mentorship, we provide organizations with the resources to grow and retain valuable talent through robust, future-focused programming.

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    Strengthening Our Talent Pipeline

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    Cultivating Business Opportunities

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    Driving Innovation and Sustainability

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Leadership Orlando

Central Florida’s only community leadership program that spans our entire seven-county region. It is the largest program in America, offering multiple classes each year.

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Black Boardroom Leadership Institute

BBLI is a national-award winning program designed to ensure that Orlando’s nonprofit leadership reflects the diversity of our community, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where minority leaders have a voice at the table, not just a seat on the roster.

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Political Leadership Institute

A unique nonpartisan, regional initiative designed to prepare and strengthen the next generation of public leaders before formally choosing to run for an office or seek an appointment to a government board or commission.

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LEADForward Roundtables

A transformative, year-long, peer support group led by Accendo coaches who are accomplished C-suite female leaders and certified executive coaches.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At the Orlando Economic Partnership, we are focusing our efforts to improve Diversity, Equity and Inclusion inside companies, in our communities and be an ally on issues important to our society.

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UpSkill Orlando

A regional, skills-based talent strategy working to create upward mobility opportunities by working with local employers and educators together to create skills-based career pathways.

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Annual Award Dinner

A celebration of transformation, leadership and vision in the region, the Annual Dinner champions Orlando’s growth, successes and future trajectory.

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Annual BBQ

Orlando’s premier networking event, the Barbecue in the Park annually attracts the region’s top business and community leaders for some of the region’s best barbecue in the heart of downtown Orlando.

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AWE Impact Forum

This signature event unifies our community resources into a strategically coordinated event to accelerate awareness and propel women forward. It fosters partnerships and collaboration among women in business and provides networking opportunities to strengthen meaningful relationships.



Premier events featuring high level executive speakers, premier networking, exclusive business opportunities and more.

These events provide networking opportunities as well as knowledge and resources for the future of business and keep investors members on top of the latest trends for employers. 

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Upcoming Events

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2024 Executive Leadership Mission

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