dear samsung,

We heard you were growing your manufacturing capabilities…

And we have the perfect place for your next U.S. operation. 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. And with the advanced manufacturing fab in Osceola County tackling big challenges like the “Internet of Everything,” we can deliver more value than other high cost markets like Austin and Rochester.

  • No. 1 Large City Where Manufacturing is Thriving

    Forbes, 2018

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    No. 1 for STEM Job Growth in the U.S.

    Forbes, 2018

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    UCF Among Top 20 Most Innovative Universities

    U.S. News & World Report, 2018-2021

  • 38,000+ Qualified Tech Workers in Orlando

    JobsEQ, 2020

We’re known by the companies we keep

Featured Manufacturing Operations in Orlando

A No. 1 city where manufacturing is thriving, Orlando’s capacity to move people and products keeps its industries strongly positioned for success and growth. From large multi-national corporations like Mitsubishi Power Americas and Siemens Energy to midsize companies and start-ups, companies with manufacturing operations in Orlando span a full spectrum of industry sectors.

AMD

AMD

Company: AMD

Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power

Company: Mitsubishi Power

Industry: Energy

Company Size (Employees): 500-1000

Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy

Company: Siemens Energy

Industry: Energy

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

VOXX International

VOXX International

Company: VOXX International

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upcoming epicenter for innovation

NeoCity

NeoCity is an up-and-coming epicenter for smart sensors, photonics and optics, with ready-made synergies with the University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of South Florida as well as Central Florida’s large concentration of Department of Defense partners and contractors.

The Perfect Recipe for R&D + Manufacturing

Center for NeoVation

Anchoring the future, master-planned IoT innovation district of NeoCity, BRIDG is located in the Center for Neovation, a versatile boutique microelectronics fabrication facility with 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab capabilities.

  • Customized prototypes, systems miniaturization, and compound semiconductor materials integration
  • Trusted and assured fabrication facility for the development and low-volume production of microelectronic devices
NeoCity is located in the heart of Central Florida and a 30 minute drive from the Orlando International Airport.
The anchoring tenant of NeoCity and home of BRIDG is the Center for Neovation facility.

Bridging the Innovation Development Gap

BRIDG

Established as a not-for-profit, industry-friendly public-private partnership, BRIDG accelerates technology commercialization by providing solutions to bridge technology and capability gaps across multiple fields.

  • Research, development, and manufacturing focused on advanced system integration solutions, smart sensor platforms, and non-CMOS electronics devices
  • Conduit to match industry needs with university and government lab research

Co-located with BRIDG is imec Florida, offering integrated circuit design research for a broad set of semiconductor-based solutions including sensing and imaging technology such mm-wave imaging, infra-red imaging, LIDAR system, and a broad range of sensors.

"The Florida fab offers a complementary service model and technology platform to our Minnesota fab. We are very excited about the potential to extend SkyWater’s capabilities and to grow operations at both facilities."

– Thomas Sonderman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Skywater Technology

recent developments

SkyWater Operates Center For NeoVation

SkyWater Technology, the only U.S.-owned and U.S.-based pure play semiconductor foundry, is coming to the Orlando region to officially operate Osceola County’s Center of NeoVation, including BRIDG.

YOUR CONSTRUCTION DOLLAR GOES FURTHER HERE

Build Your Castle

According to the R.S. Means 2018 Construction Index, Orlando’s cost of construction and labor is significantly cheaper than the national average, scoring 85.4. When considering it all together with payroll, construction and real estate, utilities, and state taxes, Orlando serves up savings almost as much as sunshine.

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    No. 2 Best State for Business

    Chief Executive Magazine, 2021

  • No. 4 Best Market in U.S. for Development Opportunities

    CBRE, 2021

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    NO State Income Tax

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The Theme Here is

Success

Orlando universities, trade programs and magnet schools are dedicated to filling the future pipeline of manufacturing workers and feeding manufacturing companies a qualified workforce. Many graduates into Orlando’s workforce stem from technical programs in welding, production and mechatronics technology.

University of Central Florida

THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING CENTER (AMPAC)

The Advanced Materials Processing and Analysis Center (AMPAC) at the University of Central Florida is an interdisciplinary research and education center for materials science and engineering.

Valencia College

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TRAINING CENTERS

Valencia College offers Advanced Manufacturing programs including instruction and hands-on training at its Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Kissimmee, in close proximity to NeoCity.

NeoCity Academy

MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL LOCATED NEXT TO THE CENTER FOR NEOVATION

NeoCity Academy, an inquiry-driven,
project-based STEM magnet high
school, continues to grow its enrollment
and curriculum to support the
burgeoning tech district.

"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 Power Americas

We’d Love To Show You What A Future Looks Like in Orlando

It would be our pleasure to put together a more detailed proposal for why Samsung should locate its manufacturing operations in Orlando. Our team can provide additional detailed information to share with you including specialized talent data and tailored space recommendations.