As the world’s 19th largest economy, Florida’s international sector continues to grow. One of Florida’s top metro areas, Orlando, leads that growth. In fact, recent expansions at our key transportation centers, Orlando International Airport and Port Canaveral, further connect our community with the rest of the world. And, a strong high tech industry of 2,800 companies across several sectors that employs 48,000 people puts the region at the forefront of innovation.
Positioning the Orlando region as a leader in the global economy is a priority of the Orlando EDC. Specifically, these efforts are designed to enhance international business in the region. The team works to promote foreign direct investment in the region. These efforts include hosting international business development missions, attending business events and conducting direct recruiting missions overseas, and working with international companies through their business expansion plans.