Orange County

Diversified growth is the hallmark of Orange County.

Orange County is the region's most populous county and includes the City of Orlando, as well as twelve other incorporated cities. The county sits in the approximate center of the state, midway between Jacksonville and Miami. The St. Petersburg-Tampa area on the Gulf of Mexico and Daytona Beach on the Atlantic Ocean are easy drives. Two of the state's major highways, Interstate 4 (east-west) and the Florida Turnpike (north-south), intersect just outside Orlando.

Orange County is home to the second largest university in the nation (one of the top research universities), one of the top ten research parks in the country, one of only two National Entrepreneur Centers, a world-class international airport and an all new Medical City which includes the UCF College of Medicine.

The county government guarantees fast-track permitting and actively seeks new contract vendors.

Leading Employers

Company Number of Employees
Walt Disney World Resort 74,200
AdventHealth 28,959
Universal Orlando Resort 25,000
Publix 19,783
Orlando Health 19,032
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority 18,000
University of Central Florida 9,476
Lockheed Martin 9,000
Resource Employment Solutions 8,280
Darden Restaurants, Inc. 6,137
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 6,032
Siemens Energy 4,448
Rosen Hotels and Resorts International 4,307
Westgate Resorts 4,261
Valencia College 4,217
Wyndham Destinations 3,509
Hilton Grand Vacations Club 3,444
AT&T Mobility 3,063
JP Morgan Chase 3,053
Spectrum 3,000
Hospital Corporation of America 2,950
Source: Direct Company Contact; Orlando Sentinel; Orlando Business Journal - January 2019

Orange County Contacts

Orange County
Mayor Jerry Demings

Orange County Leadership

Eric Ushkowitz
Economic Development Administrator