Orange County Government, Florida
Economic Outlook: Opportunity and Strategy

Our Economic Development Strategy

Our economic development strategy has three elements.

  • Attract and support high quality enterprise.
  • Encourage invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
  • Provide economic opportunity for all.

An Optimistic Future

The future of Orange County is filled with optimism as we continue to drive smart economic growth as one of the highest performing regions in Florida, the nation, and around the world.

Our skilled workforce, excellent quality of life, new cutting-edge Medical City and vast concentration of locally headquartered Fortune 500 companies makes us the best place to live, work, and play.

ACCOLADES
TOP 100

PLACES TO LIVE IN THE NATION

- U.S. News & World Report
66.1 MILLION

VISITORS IN 2015

- Visit Orlando
NUMBER 1

IN THE NATION FOR JOB CREATION AND WAGE GROWTH FOR MILLION+ SIZED CITIES

- Orlando Economic Partnership
MORE THAN $109 BILLION

COUNTRYWIDE PROPERTY VALUE GREW BY 9.2% IN 2016

- Orange County Office of Management & Budget
127,000 NEW JOBS CEATED

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE HAS DROPPED FROM A HIGH OF 11.0% IN NOVEMBER 2010 TO 4.2% IN FEBRUARY 2017

- Orange County Government
NUMBER 3

WHERE TO INVEST IN HOUSING IN 2017

- Forbes
TOP 10 CITIES

AMERICANS ARE MOVING TO RIGHT NOW

- Forbes
42 MILLION

PASSENGERS THROUGH ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN 2016 - AN 8% INCREASE FROM 2015

- Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Contact Us

Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: EconomicDevelopment@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.