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 that opened in 2009.

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

Leading Employers

Company Number of Employees
Walt Disney World Resort 73,000
Universal Orlando Resort 23,000
Orange County Public Schools 22,347
Adventist Health System/Florida Hospital 21,815
Orlando Health 19,032
University of Central Florida 9,134
Lockheed Martin 9,000
Orange County Government 6,768
SeaWorld Orlando 6,032
Darden Restaurants, Inc. 5,500
Valencia College 4,733
Rosen Hotels and Resorts International 4,568
Siemens Energy 4,448
Westgate Resorts 4,184
Wyndham Worldwide 3,077
JP Morgan Chase 3,053
Bright House Networks 3,000
Hilton Grand Vacations Club 3,000
Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy 2,400
CenturyLink 2,213
Orlando International Airport 1,800
Source: Direct Company Contact; Orlando Sentinel; Orlando Business Journal - February 2018

Orange County Contacts

Orange County
Mayor Jerry Demings

Orange County Leadership

Eric Ushkowitz
Economic Development Administrator