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Manufactured In Orlando
Orlando is the heart of Florida manufacturing in the new age, home to a high volume of tech transfer and commercialization that’s fueled by a top R&D university, specialized research labs/centers and one of the top technology incubation systems and research parks in the country. Orlando is one of the world’s few quinti-modal transportation centers, making transporting easily accessible through land, air, sea, rail and even space. And with the advanced manufacturing fabrication lab Center for Neovation tackling big challenges like the “Internet of Everything,” this is one industry set to skyrocket in the region.
No. 4 Best Market in U.S. for Development Opportunities
UCF Among Top 20 Most Innovative Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2021
No. 1 Large City Where Manufacturing is Thriving
Florida’s Most Central Location
We’re known by the companies we keep
Featured Manufacturing Operations in Orlando
From large multi-national corporations like Mitsubishi Power Americas and Siemens Energy to midsize companies and start-ups, companies with advanced manufacturing operations in Orlando span a full spectrum of sectors.
Company: AmcorVisit Website
Company: FARO Technologies
Company: Mitsubishi Power
Company Size (Employees): 500-1000
Company: NAUTIQUEVisit Website
Company: Regal BoatsVisit Website
Company: Siemens Energy
Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000
Company: VOXX InternationalVisit Website
“The quality of life, the pro-business environment, the highly developed transportation hub and the high quality of the regional talent base are key reasons why we call Orlando home….”
– Paul Browning
CEO, Mitsubishi Power Americas
The Theme Here is
Central Florida’s workforce of tomorrow is feeding manufacturing companies in Orlando through six area universities and trade programs, including UCF, a Top 20 ranked most innovative university. Graduates into Orlando’s manufacturing workforce stem from technical programs in welding, production and mechatronics technology.
Lake Technical College
Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Southern Technical College
University of Central Florida
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Osceola Technical College
CNC Production Specialist Program
Orange Technical College
Mechatronics Technology Career Certificate
Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
INCENTIVES FOR BUILDING
Orlando’s manufacturing industry has grown due to supportive R&D and funding partners like the Florida High Tech Corridor Council and TEAM Orlando.
Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDRB)
Manufacturing companies in Orlando and not-for-profit corporations are eligible to apply for IDRB financing, a federal program, administered by the state at the local level. Bond financing can provide up to 100 percent funding of a qualified project within federally specified dollar limits. IDRBs are beneficial to qualified companies as they are longer term and available at a lower interest rate than most commercial loans. The interest on the bonds has preferable income tax treatment by the IRS and those savings are passed along to the user. Like commercial loans, IDRB approval is related to the company’s credit worthiness. It’s one more reason Florida’s manufacturing industry is so competitive.
ORLANDO. YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT.
Other Focus Areas
Exporting financial technology across the globe.
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Optics & Photonics
Leading the nation in tourism and photonics technology.
Connect with a Subject Matter Expert
Get with touch with Casey Evans, Director of Business Development, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.
Call her today: 407.902.2411
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