What’s so great about Orlando FL?

aerial view of port canaveral with cruise ship in the foreground

The Orlando Metropolitan area extends over four thousand square miles and consists of four counties: Orange County, Seminole County, Lake County and Osceola County. An extensive highway network weaves the four counties together. 

The Atlantic Ocean is approximately an hour away and the Gulf of Mexico is approximately a two-hour drive. Proximity to local, regional, national and global markets has helped Orlando become one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic business environments.

Orlando International Airport (MCO), Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB) and Port Canaveral offer global export and import possibilities for businesses involved in international trade, and have bolstered the tourism trade since 1962.

Orlando is host to a variety of culture enriching activities

• Broadway Across America: Orlando 

• Florida Film Festival 

• Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 

• Orlando Ballet 

• Orlando Fringe Festival 

• Orlando Museum of Art 

• Orlando Science Center 

• Zora Neale Hurston Festival

We also have a number of sports venues:

• Orlando Magic (NBA) 

• Orlando City (MLS) 

• Orlando Pride (NWSL) 

• Orlando Solar Bears (ECHL) 

• Orlando Apollos (AAF) 

• UCF Knights (NCAA-1) 

• NFL Pro Bowl (2015-2019) 

• NCAA Bowl Games – AutoNation Cure Bowl, Citrus Bowl, Cheez-It Bowl, Florida Blue Florida Classic 

• Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard (PGA) 

• MLB Spring Training – Atlanta Braves 

• Invictus Games Orlando 2016

If you’re interested in a cruise or some great saltwater fishing, consider the access we have for Seaports:

Port Canaveral | Atlantic Ocean 

• Foreign Trade Zone No. 136 

• 50 miles east of Orlando; depths range from 39 feet to 41 feet 

• Eleven deep-water cargo piers with two gantry cranes 

• World’s only quadramodal foreign trade zone 

• Undergoing a $650 million expansion

Port of Sanford | Intercoastal Waterway 

• 350-foot main pier and bulk unloading pier of 100 feet 

• 250,000 square feet of industrial and distribution space

Port Tampa Bay | Gulf of Mexico 

• Foreign Trade Zone No. 79 

• Florida’s largest cargo tonnage port 

• Largely a bulk commodities port

Port Manatee | Gulf of Mexico 

• Foreign Trade Zone No. 169 

• Closest U.S. deep-water seaport to Panama Canal 

• Port-owned railroad interchanging with CSX 

Making a Living in Orlando, FL

If you’re worried about how you’ll make a living, look at our largest employers:

Walt Disney World Resort 75,000

Universal Orlando Resort 26,000

AdventHealth 21,815 

Orlando Health 20,500 

Publix 19,783 

Greater Orlando Aviation Authority 18,000 

University of Central Florida 13,483 

Resource Employment Solutions 8,400 

Lockheed Martin 8,000 

Darden Restaurants, Inc. 7,178 

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment 6,032 

Valencia College 5,824

Many more benefits to living in Orlando soon to come.  We hope you found this spurt of information about our favorite place, Orlando, FL useful!

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