Orlando Fast FactsMajor Metropolitan City • 238,300 City of Orlando • 2.2 Million Metro OrlandoYoung CityRegion’s median age is 36; Nearly two-thirdsof the population is younger than 44Metro Orlando Growth Trends • 1980 – 804,925 • 2000 – 1.64 million • 2010 – 2.20 million • 2050 – More than 7 millionWarm Weather • Annual average temperature is 73°
Orlando ApplauseNational Media Attention • Orlando ranks as the least expensive City in the nation to start a business according to BizCosts.com. – January 2011 • The Metro Orlando area welcomed 46.6 million visitors in 2009, making it the world’s most visited destination. – May 2010 • Entrepreneur Magazine listed Orlando as one of the “10 Best Cities to Start a Business.” – August 2009 • Bizjournals ranks Orlando as the seventh “Best Place to Start a Small Business.” – February 2009
Orlando’s New Economic EraGlenn L. Martin Co. expands to Orlando – 1956 Defense Contractor launches Orlando’s Simulation Industry Eventually becomes Lockheed Martin Corp.
Historic Tourism Era BeginsWalt Disney World Opens in Orlando - 1971
Tourism BoomOrlando attracts nearly 50 million visitors annually from throughout the world
Orlando’s Booming Convention and Hotel Business •More than 450 hotels and more than 110,000 guestrooms, Orlando offers meeting planners more lodging options than nearly any destination in the world. •Orlando hosts more medical meetings than•Second largest convention center any other US destination for last 12 years.in the U.S. with more than 2.1million sq ft.
Orlando International AirportGlobal Hub • OIA serves world-wide destinations and is consistently ranked as one of the world’s best airports for customer service • 11th-busiest airport in the U.S. • 22nd-busiest airport in the world
International Sister Cities Orlando Extends its Global Relationships• Curitiba, Brazil• Guilin, China• Seine-et-Marne, France• Reykjanesbaer, Iceland• Urayasu, Japan• Monterrey, Mexico• Orenburg, Russia• Valladolid, Spain• Tainan City, Taiwan
Community VenuesFor Our Citizens and Future Generations! • Historic $1.1 Billion Public-Private Investment • Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts (breaking ground 2011) • Amway Center (completed October 2010) • Renovated Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (Phase I Complete)
SunRail Commuter Rail System61 Mile, 17-Stop A transit richCommuter Rail line environment• A 61-mile system with 17stops will help residents andworkers travel throughOrange, Seminole, Volusiaand Osceola Counties.• Four SunRail stops inDowntown Orlando.• Phase one begins runningin 2013.•Phase two – DeBary toDeland; Sand Lake Road toPoinciana will begin runningin 2015.
Four Downtown Orlando SunRail Stops Florida Hospital LYNX Central Station Orlando HealthChurch Street Station
University of Central Florida 2nd Largest University in the U.S.• More than 50,000 Students• Center for Emerging Media (film and digital media)• Business Administration• Engineering & Computer Science• Rosen College of Hospitality Management• UCF Medical School (nation’s newest medical school)• Coming Soon: UCF Dental School• America’s Leading Partnership University
Downtown Orlando Creative Village Digital Media… Diversifying Orlando’s Economy• Redevelop major portions of a 68-acre site to expand Orlando’s entertainment-technology industry.• Attract digital-media workers who earn an average of $70,000 in animation, video-gaming and digital simulation.• Integrate tech companies with residential, retail and academia in a neighborhood that is globally connected.
Downtown Orlando Creative Village Before After•900,000 – 1,000,000 square feet of office/creative space•300,000 – 500,000 square feet of higher education space•25,000 square feet of k-12 education space•1,200 – 1,500 residential units•125,000 – 150,000 square feet of retail/commercial space•150 – 200 hotel rooms•Six parks providing public space for hosting civic events, festivals and communitymarkets
Medical City…Diversifying1. Sanford – Orlando’s Economy Burnham2. UCF Medical School3. Nemours Children’s Hospital4. Orlando’s VA Hospital5. University of Florida Academic and Research Center6. M.D. Anderson…Orlando is only one of two communities in the world building a “Medical City.”
Medical City’s TenantsSanford -Burnham V.A.(opened (2012)Fall 2009) UCF Medical School (opened UF Research Fall 2009) (broke ground October 2010) M.D. Anderson Nemours (opened Children’s Fall 2009) Hospital (2012)
Orlando City Hall400 South Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801 407.246.2821cityoforlando.net/economic downtownorlando.com Orlando… New World City