A World of Opportunity
With Plenty of Room to Grow
is not only a tourism capital of Florida; it is fast becoming
a preferred region for corporate relocation and expansion
across all industries.
manufacturing and high-end customer support centers, to corporate
headquarters and agri-centers, Metro Orlando's industry mix
is distinctive and diverse. Recognizing this region's strategic
advantages as a hub for global commerce, more and more major
employers have a presence there.
magazine announced that Orlando has been named one of Forbes/Milken
Institute's Best Places for Business and Careers. Entrepreneur
magazine voted it "best in the nation for entrepreneurs."
Yahoo! magazine calls it "one of America's most wired
not all hype. Orlando is centrally located in the Sunshine
state, is midway between the Northeastern U.S., Canada, and
Latin America, and offers easy accessibility to the Pacific
Rim and European markets.
have a complete community of mixed industry and all sorts
of support services," says Gary Castle, president of
Castle Commercial Realty, Inc. "And the multiplicity
of industry is growing all the time."
Orlando offers the best in intermodal transportation with
an international airport and six regional and general aviation
airports. The region features the world's only quadramodal
foreign trade zone, interchanging freight among sea, land,
air and space.
full-service freight stations move goods between north and
south Atlantic points and offer connections with all major
U.S. rail lines. Florida's Turnpike and Interstate 4 intersect
in Orlando. The 12.5-mile Osceola Parkway links the international
airport to major attractions and a half dozen regional arterial
Orlando also offers a pro-business environment. Florida's
taxation system is business-friendly, ranking among the lowest
in the U.S. for revenue derived from corporate and personal
income tax. There are several private and public business
financing tools available to assist businesses with new facilities.
Orange County also has Enterprise Zones that provide additional
incentives for qualifying companies investing in these zones.
affords access to skilled labor and plenty of customers. The
metropolitan area's population exceeds 1.5 million with a
work force of more than 900,000. The work force is diverse
in its talents and among the youngest of Florida's four major
public and private schools, community colleges and universities
have designed specialized programs - from vocational training
to master's and doctoral degrees - to maintain a talented
and diverse supply of labor for the future. And adjacent to
the University of Central Florida is the Central Florida Research
Park, widely recognized as one of the top ten research parks
in the world.
parks like Orlando Central Park, a subsidiary of Lockheed
Martin Properties, are making Orlando even more attractive.
Since it was established in 1963, Orlando Central Park has
attracted nearly 400 companies - many of them Fortune 500.
AT&T, DaimlerChrysler, Hewlett Packard, BMW, Pepsi-Cola
Bottling Company, Darden Restaurants and Wal-Mart are among
5,000 acres were meticulously master planned to accommodate
a variety of mixed land uses ranging from offices, research
and development, warehouse/distribution, retail and commercial
support services and tourist commercial. "Orlando Central
Park is the largest business park in central Florida and is
located in the center of not only the road system, but also
the local community," says Castle. "We have sites
that are permitted and ready to be built upon."
course Orlando's quality of life is enviable, with sunny weather,
pro sports teams, outdoor recreational activities, cultural
events, world-famous attractions, and nearby beaches.
information about Orlando Central Park, contact Gary Castle
at 800-322-1627, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.orlandocentralpark.com.