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Orlando to generate thousands of new tech jobs, but firms face talent shortage

Orlando is projected to be a top 20 U.S. city for new tech jobs in 2021, but companies in the region face...

Orlando startup’s pilot program with UCF to kickstart nationwide launch

Six years ago, Austin Drury and Shayna Rosen realized the need for forming study groups.   While a student at the University of...

City of Orlando eyes expansion of partnership with Sanford auto tech firm Derive Systems

The technology made by Derive Systems Inc. make engines more efficient and lowers vehicle idles, but the city of Orlando is prepared...

How NASA lures Blue Origin and others to Cape Canaveral to create jobs

A decade ago, Tom Engler and others at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center set out to build an aerospace hub “that didn’t exist anywhere else...

Orlando software firm Ease expands office, adds jobs and more after acquisition

When Patrick de la Roza, CEO of Orlando startup Ease Applications, last year got an invite from an executive at Vocera Communications Inc....

Grandson of Conrad Hilton to oversee new tech system for Orlando lender

Roughly four decades ago, J. Bradley Hilton could be found at Radio Shack learning how to create video games. Hilton, the...

Orlando startup Capacitech to double its manufacturing and add jobs

Capacitech Energy Inc. started in 2016 when University of Central Florida student and budding entrepreneur Joe Sleppy was introduced to UCF professor Jayan Thomas, who...

Expert: Schools, real estate and more may draw secret manufacturer and jobs to Space...

Housing, education and economics will be key in landing the $300 million aerospace manufacturing project known only as "Project Kraken," and Florida's...

Partnerships with Orlando Magic and others lead to fast growth for startup Violet Defense

In two years, startup Violet Defense LLC has secured deals to outfit the Orlando Magic's facilities at the Amway Center and the...

City of Orlando funds minority entrepreneurship and high-demand jobs program

There are many people in Central Florida in need of a new career, and city-funded programs may be able to help.

Blue Origin to expand rocket manufacturing facility at Kennedy Space Center

A major expansion of Blue Origin LLC's Space Coast manufacturing site is in the works that likely would create new high-wage jobs.

These 3 Central Florida startups to add jobs, seek investors and more

Three Central Florida startups will grow their innovative solutions in the fields of space, college sports and video editing after finishing as...

Game on: Pandemic pivot will lead to new jobs at esports startup Player Epic

Five years ago was the first time Johnny Williams heard about college scholarships for esports players. That jumpstarted the former University...

Hernon Manufacturing returns to hiring mode after pandemic slowdown

Last spring, Harry Arnon sought a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan to protect his manufacturing firm from possible layoffs as the Covid-19 pandemic caused a...

How Osceola County landed semiconductor maker SkyWater and saved Bridg

A year ago, Don Fisher and other Osceola County leaders thought the vision of a flourishing semiconductor lab in Kissimmee was “all going to...

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