ADP Brings 1,600 Jobs to Orlando
ADP, the global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, chose Orlando as the location for its new regional office in 2016 after executives visited the region numerous times to meet with local executives and talent providers. The new office, located in the city of Maitland, will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and create a capital investment of $28 million.
Ultimately, ADP was impressed with the Orlando region's strong demographics, workforce and talent pipeline. The company focuses on hiring recent graduates with 4-year degrees and the University of Central Florida's annual graduating class of more than 24,000 among its 63,000 students overall was certainly a draw. Within 100 miles of Orlando, there are more than 500,000 higher education students enrolled, allowing companies to recruit from a broad base of top tier colleges and universities.
United States Tennis Association Names Orlando as New Home for American Tennis
The USTA national “New Home of American Tennis” in Lake Nona will be the biggest game changer the sport has ever seen when it opens in late 2016. Orlando beat out the competition and landed the project by highlighting the region, not just as a world-class vacation destination, but as a top-notch destination for recreational activities with a business friendly climate that embraces innovation and collaboration.
The deal brought together various partners like the City of Orlando, Orange County, the State of Florida, the Tavistock Group, Lake Nona Medical City developers, Enterprise Florida, the University of Central Florida, the Orlando Economic Development Commission, Orlando Utilities Commission, Visit Orlando and Visit Florida, to accomplish the goal of creating the largest tennis center in the United States.
VOXX International Corp. Selects Orlando for Corporate Headquarters
As an international company, VOXX could have chosen any location for its manufacturing production facility but chose Orlando after conducting extensive research on the area. The company liked Orlando so much, it also chose to move its New York based executive headquarters to the region.
The company made the announcement in January 2015 during a ground breaking ceremony at the Lake Nona site. The location provides close proximity to major transportation like the Orlando International Airport and access to talent that can fuel the company for years to come.