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Orlando is 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. And with the new BRIDG facility tackling big challenges like the “Internet of Everything,” this is one industry set to skyrocket in the region.
No. 1 Large City Where Manufacturing is Thriving
#1 for STEM Job Growth in the U.S.
UCF in Top 20 Most Innovative Universities
U.S. News & World Report, 2017-2020
We’re known by the companies we keep
Featured Advanced Manufacturing Companies
From large multi-national corporations like Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas and Siemens Energy to midsize companies and start-ups, our significant advanced manufacturing industry spans a full spectrum of sectors.
Company: AmcorVisit Website
Description: Amcor is a global packaging company.
Description: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is an American multinational semiconductor company .
Company: FARO Technologies
Description: FARO Technologies, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and supports software driven three-dimensional (3D) measurement and imaging solutions.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
Company: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc.
No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 500-1000
Description: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc. designs, builds, installs, monitors and services natural gas, steam and geothermal turbines and environmental control systems throughout North and South America.
Company: NAUTIQUEVisit Website
Description: Nautique Boats manufactures Wake Boats for wakeboarding, wakesurfing, water skiing and other water sports.
Company: Regal BoatsVisit Website
Description: Regal is one of the largest family-owned-and-operated boat manufacturing companies in the world.
Company: Siemens Energy
No. of Employees in the Orlando region: 1000-5000
Description: Siemens Energy generates and delivers power from numerous sources including the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and natural gas in addition to renewable and alternative energy sources.
Company: VOXX InternationalVisit Website
Description: Voxx International is an American consumer electronics company headquartered in Orlando, Florida.
“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 at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
The Theme Here is
Orlando universities offer specialized programs dedicated to preparing the workforce of the future.
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
A THRIVING ECOSYSTEM
Orlando’s established industry cluster 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)
Manufacturers 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.
ORLANDO. YOU DON’T KNOW THE HALF OF IT.
Other Focus Areas
Exporting financial technology across the globe.
All roads lead to Orlando.
Optics & Photonics
Leading the nation in tourism and photonics technology.
Connect with a Subject Matter Expert
Get with touch with William Parsons, Director of Business Development, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.
Call him today: 407.902.2413
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