The City Beautiful
With over 72 million visitors in 2017, it’s no wonder Orlando has landed itself the title of most visited city in the United States. Tourists from all over the world flock to the city for its beautiful climate, its theme parks, and endless source of entertainment.
Still, there’s more to the ‘city beautiful’ than meets the eye! Orlando has become one of the fastest growing cities in a wide array of markets, from business, to tech, to real estate, Orlando is predicted to become the next (and larger) Miami!
Get to Know the City Beautiful
• Highest job growth in the United States. (2015, 2016, 2017 US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
• Strong talent pipeline with 500,000 students within a 100mi radius. (Orlando Economic Development Center)
• The city was voted into the Top 10 “American Cities of the Future” by fDi Magazine and over $10 billion has been invested in infrastructure that is being planned or completed within the next few years.
• The University of Central Florida is the largest state university by enrollment in the United States.
• In 2017, Orlando hosted over 72 million visitors, which provides an economic impact of over $50 billion. However, only 1/3 of the workforce is in entertainment and hospitality. (Orlando Sentinel)
• Florida has no personal in-state income tax and is a “right to work” state. (Orlando Economic Development Center)
• The National Training Center, where Olympian athletes from around the world come to train, is located in Lake County. (Orlando Economic Development Center)
• We are home to three major league sports teams, NBA Orlando Magic and MLS Orlando City Lions and NWSL Orlando Pride (Orlando Economic Development Center).
• Orlando has the 7th largest research park in the country (Central Florida Research Park) with over 1,025 acres. The city is home to over 120 companies and employs more than 8,500 people. It is also the hub of the nation’s military simulation and training programs. (Orlando Economic Development Center)