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Grow and Prosper

Orange County’s dynamic economy includes our strong tourism sector, industries specializing in advanced computer simulation and a thriving life science research hub. Lockheed Martin, Darden Restaurants, Siemens Energy, ADP, CVS Health’s Caremark and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions are just a few that call Central Florida home.

We have one of the top 10 research parks in the country, which serves as the epicenter of the modeling, simulation & training (MS&T) industry and fosters collaboration, cooperation and partnership between academia, industry and government. The metro Orlando/Orange County area is one of two communities in the world with a medical city, including a state of the art VA medical center.

Since 1999, the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program has helped hundreds of early-stage businesses develop into financially stable companies by providing the tools, training and infrastructure to help facilitate smarter, faster startup growth. The National Entrepreneur Center also serves our business community by providing easy access to business assistance organizations for local entrepreneurs. Since its inception, the resident organizations have trained and counseled Central Florida businesses in record numbers, while creating nationally recognized business development programs.


Whether you are a start-up small business or a growing entrepreneur, multiple free resources are available through Orange County’s partnerships with the National Entrepreneur Center and the Florida High Tech Corridor. Visit the Business Resources page for more details.

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Sanford Burnham Medical Institute
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Team Orlando
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UCF Business Incubation Program
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UCF Institute for Simulation & Training
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