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Orlando Leads Nation In Job Growth 4 Years In A Row

Orlando Leads Nation In Job Growth 4 Years In A Row

The Orlando region is No. 1 in the nation for job growth for the fourth consecutive year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) continued its trajectory as the fastest growing job market in the country for 2018. Forbes cited Orlando’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) job growth in recent years as one contributing factor, explaining “Orlando (is) actually now adding STEM jobs at a faster clip than the Bay Area metros."

Record Number Of Higher Education Students Complete Degree Programs In Orlando

Record Number Of Higher Education Students Complete Degree Programs In Orlando

Orlando’s population has become increasingly educated and is closing the gap between the region and rest of the country. Since 2012, the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded within the seven-county region increased 11.8 percent, 3.9 percent above the national average during the same period. Over the last five years, an average of 23,500 baccalaureate students per year have graduated from Central Florida’s higher education institutions. 

Florida Businesses Created Nearly 14,000 Private-Sector Jobs in November

Florida Businesses Created Nearly 14,000 Private-Sector Jobs in November

Florida’s unemployment rate is at a 10-year low and that nearly 14,000 jobs were created for families across the state last month. As we near the end of the year, it is important to reflect on how far our state has come and how we must continue to fight every day to build on this success.

Osceola Considers School Impact Hikes While Exempting Vacation Homes

Osceola Considers School Impact Hikes While Exempting Vacation Homes

New multifamily developments would be hit hardest under the staff recommendation. Their fees would nearly double from $6,088 per unit to $11,362. Multifamily developers are also facing a potential doubling of mobility fees in 2018, and the combination of the two could kill some projects that are currently in permitting.

Big Four accounting firm to break ground soon on $430M Lake Nona learning center

Big Four accounting firm to break ground soon on $430M Lake Nona learning center

Consistent with KPMG’s focus on anticipating and understanding emerging trends, the facility’s Innovation Center will provide an immersive learning experience that will enhance the skills KPMG professionals bring to client situations.

The facility also will feature 800 guest rooms, fitness and outdoor recreational facilities, and multiple food and beverage venues – creating an energetic and exciting forum for learning and innovation within a larger community that focuses on inspiring human performance.