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Spotlight on Orlando

  • Orlando touted for its ability to rebound from the Great Recession in “Turnaround towns: How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback” by CNBC – November 2013
  • Orlando featured in Forbes.com “The Best Places for Business and Careers 2013” – September 2013
  • Orlando ranked fourth on “2013 Parents 10 Best Cities for Families to Visit” – August 2013
  • Orlando tops the list of the “Top 50 Cities for Conventions in 2013” according to USA Today – August 2013
  • A study by CreditDonkey.com ranked Orlando as the “Best City for Job Growth” in the nation. — April 2013
  • Orlando is the fifth-most well-read city in the nation, according to online book retailer, Amazon. — April 2013
  • Florida schools ranked 6th nationally according to the annual “Quality Counts” report which grades the 50 states and Washington, D.C. on their education policies and performance. –January 2013
  • The University of Central Florida was rated among the best values in the nation by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, in its 2013 ranking of the top 100 public colleges and universities. –December 2012
  • CareerBliss.com ranked Orlando number 15 among the 20 happiest cities for young professionals. – September 2012
  • Orlando posted private-sector employment gains in 72 out of the past 100 months, the longest growth rate of all major Florida markets according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics “On Numbers” analysis. –July 2012
  • Orlando was named one of “8 Cities with Surprising Job Growth” by Kiplinger. Orlando’s job growth over the next five years is expected to be 15%, with health care being the fastest-growing industry. –June 2012
  • The University of Central Florida is the number four “up-and-coming” school in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 best colleges rankings.–February 2012
  • For the second consecutive year, the University of Central Florida has been named one of the nation’s 100 best-value colleges and universities by Kiplinger’s magazine.–January 2012
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