The most visited destination is also
A Creative Hub
The companies that make Orlando one of the most visited vacation destinations in the nation also spearhead entertainment innovation used across the globe. A culmination of industry and education has exploded into a flourishing tech economy that supports not only the region’s massive theme park and attractions industry, but the expanding footprints of many other major corporations including Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants, Siemens and more.
37,000+ Qualified Tech Workers in Orlando
68-Acre Creative Village Supports a High-Tech Cluster in Downtown Orlando
There Are 7,600 “Entertainers, Performers, Sports, and Related Workers” In The Orlando MSA
It’s a Smart world
The leading theme park companies have built specialized technical and creative teams to build the next generation of entertainment experiences. Disney and Universal Orlando employ hundreds of experts in 3D modeling, software development, computer-aided design and visual effects. Orlando’s entertainment powerhouses along with media companies such as Electronic Arts and Golf Channel create the need for a talent base with the right combination of technical and creative skills.
Disney Employs 232 Imagineers in Orlando
Universal Orlando Employs 120+ Creative Experts
UCF Rosen College in Top 5 Best Hospitality Schools in the World
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And to meet the demand for creative talent, Orlando universities are expanding their contribution to the talent pipeline for the hospitality, theme park and attraction’s technology ecosystem.
UCF and the University of Florida (UF) offer qualifications in Themed Experiences. At UCF, the degree is offered as a track in its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree. UF offers a Master of Science in Architectural Studies with a concentration in Themed Environments Integration.
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The Princeton Review places UCF’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and Full Sail University in the top graduate programs to study game design.
fueling the creative
Additional specialized university programs include UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality and Management and the DAVE School, which graduated a skilled labor force with direct connections to the entertainment ecosystem.
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Creative Village is a digital media-focused district in the heart of downtown Orlando, co-located with the University of Central Florida and Valencia College’s downtown campus.
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Other Focus Areas
Orlando’s dynamic technology industry continues to propel the innovative economy.
Exporting financial technology across the globe.
Optics & Photonics
Connect with a Subject Matter Expert
Get with touch with Amy Dinsmore, Senior Director, Business Development | Innovative Technologies, to learn more about how Orlando can support your talent and workforce needs.
Call her today: 407.902.2442
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