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Innovative Technology

You may know about Orlando’s fun-side. But you probably don’t know about its tech-side as the nation’s top metro for STEM job growth and one of the fastest growing tech markets in the U.S. Driven by a superior quality of life, passionate creative culture and high value cost of operation, Orlando’s tech companies continue to propel a dynamic and innovative economy.

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Abigail Wagner

Abigail Wagner

Associate Director, Economic Development

  • Named a “Rising Star” City for Tech Employment and Job Growth

    Brookings Institute, 2022

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    68-Acre Creative Village Supports a High-Tech Cluster in Downtown Orlando

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    UCF Among Top 20 Most Innovative Universities

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

Known for the companies we keep

 Orlando’s tech companies are developing innovations straight out of Tomorrowland, specializing in autonomous vehicles, fintech, simulation, entertainment and more.

Electronic Arts

Company: Electronic Arts

Phone: (407) 386-4000

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FIS Global

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. is an international provider of financial services technology and outsourcing services.

Company: FIS Global

Industry: Financial Technology

Company Size (Employees): 500-1000


Fiserv, Inc. is a global provider of financial services technology.

Company: Fiserv

Industry: Financial Technology

Company Size (Employees): 100-500

Deloitte Consulting

In addition to its regional offices, one of three of Deloitte’s national U.S. Delivery Centers is located in Lake Mary….

Company: Deloitte Consulting

Industry: Information Technology, Professional and Business Services

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation is an American multinational computer technology corporation.

Company: Oracle Corporation

Industry: Information Technology

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000


Verizon is a technology and communications company.

Company: Verizon

Industry: Information Technology

Company Size (Employees): 1000-5000

Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies is a data management company. 

Company: Veritas Technologies

Industry: Information Technology

Company Size (Employees): 500-1000

Stax by Fattmerchant

Stax by Fattmerchant offers merchant accounts via mobile phone payment processing as well as a robust virtual terminal for e-commerce…

Company: Stax by Fattmerchant

Industry: Financial Technology

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"Electronic Arts Tiburon believes in doing business in Orlando for two reasons – talent and teamwork. The talent and the access to the talent is crucial – it’s the lifeblood of our company. "

– Daryl Holt, Senior Vice President, EA SPORTS/General Manager, EA Tiburon (Orlando, Austin, Madrid) at Electronic Arts

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It’s a Smart world, AFTER ALL

Orlando’s Tech Workforce

Orlando boasts a young, well-educated and diverse workforce with more than 2 million people. With an annual population growth rate of 2.3 percent and labor force growth rate of 3.5 percent, Orlando is a top city for STEM job growth and among the nation’s fastest-growing employment markets, ensuring a strong and stable labor pool well into the future.

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    2,200+ Software Developers Graduated in Orlando

    Lightcast, 2021

  • 3.0% Annual Labor Force Growth Rate

    Florida Department of Commerce, 2021-2022

  • 1000+ People per Week Added to the Population

    U.S. Census Bureau

The theme here is success

Technology Degree Programs in Orlando

It’s no wonder Orlando is the top city for STEM job growth. Orlando is anchored by a university built to help the United States win the space race, now known as the University of Central Florida (UCF). New frontiers include digital twinning, surgical robots and smart mobility, inspiring a new generation to go to infinity and beyond.

The Digital Animation & Visual Effects (DAVE) School

Located on the backlot of Universal Orlando, the DAVE school produces skilled graduates in the fields of digital entertainment and interactive media.

Full Sail University

Full Sail’s focuses on real-world industry experience and creative problem solving, with degrees ranging from entertainment business to simulation.


Lake-Sumter State College

Lake-Sumter offers degrees in Information Technology and Management Technology.

Lake Technical College

Lake Technical College

With a 88% completion rate, Lake Technical College offers programs including welding technology, IT, and automotive technology.

Orange Technical College

Utilizes 3D animation and game engine technology to create realistic simulations used in the modeling, simulation and training industries.

Seminole State College of Florida

Programs including IT, Information Systems Technology, Engineering Technology and Computing and Telecom Services.

Major Developments

It’s more than fun and games – there’s serious business happening here. From aerospace and defense to education, healthcare and gaming, Orlando’s tech companies are behind innovations with global impact.

EA Tiburon Moves to Downtown

Electronic Arts Tiburon announced the construction of a new 180,000-square-foot studio in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Lockheed Martin Expands R&D

Lockheed Martin completed the construction of its 255,00 square foot Research & Development facility in under one year.

CentralSquare Expansion Adds 240 High-Wage Hires

Headquartered in Lake Mary in the Orlando region, CentralSquare announced the addition of more than 240 new hires focused in development, professional services and sales to support its recent expansion.

CardWorks Adds 500 New Jobs

CardWorks is expanding its operations in Orlando with a new facility that will accommodate 500 new jobs over the next three years.

An Ecosystem of Support

Orlando’s tech community is enthusiastic about partnership and collaboration.

UCF Coding Boot Camp

UCF coding boot camps get students ready with the in-demand skills they need to advance or start a career in coding, data analytics, or digital marketing.


StarterStudio is a pioneering hub for innovative and tech-enabled entrepreneurs that empowers and provides resources for entrepreneurs, creatives, and innovators to begin, grow, and flourish in Florida. Through community education programs, accelerators, funding, and collaborative work spaces, StarterStudio fosters a community—serving as a platform for the ideas of the future.

Florida High Tech Corridor Council

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council (The Corridor) is a partnership between industry and educators from USF, UCF and UF that is focused on attracting, retaining and growing high tech industry and the workforce to support it. The Corridor provides the Matching Grants Research Program, which has generated more than $1 billion in economic impact.

Orlando is Home to Magic & Microchips

Discover how the Orlando Economic Partnership, in partnership with the Florida High Tech Corridor, is focused on building an internationally recognized semiconductor industry cluster that is globally competitive resulting in significant contributions to Central Florida’s economy and the United States’ economic and national security.


Orlando is one of the fastest growing tech markets in the U.S. But it’s still a cost-effective location, whether you plan to build, buy or lease.

Central Florida Research Park

The Central Florida Research Park is a campus-like environment for business, located adjacent to the University of Central Florida. Businesses that desire a “university relationship” can purchase land in the Research Park on which to construct a facility or can lease space for office, office/lab or light manufacturing uses.

Creative Village

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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