Orlando Business Hub is an Orlando business networking group whose goal is to put the area’s most trusted businesses in front of consumers seeking their products and services.
Orlando Florida, best known for its many local area attractions and theme parks is actually a rapidly growing, vibrant economic powerhouse and is a world-renowned center of innovation in digital media, agriculture technology, the aviation industry, aerospace, and software development. With over 150 international businesses located in Orlando, it is also known as a hub for international commerce.
Orlando is home to The Orange County Convention Center which is an important slice of central Florida’s economic pie. After its expansion in 2004, the convention center can boast being the 2nd largest complex of its kind in the US.
The Central Florida Research Park is the 7th largest of its kind in the US and encompasses over 1025 acres and 120 of the country’s foremost businesses. The Research Park is the hub of the United States’ military simulation and training programs and is home to the simulation procurement commands for all 5 branches of the US Military: the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
Orlando is proud of the major engineering, research and manufacturing business entities it has drawn to the area through the years: Lockheed-Martin, General Dynamics, Harris Corporation, Mitsubishi Power Systems Orlando Service Center, Electronic Arts Tiburon, Siemans Power Generation, Seagate, General Electric, AT&T, Boeing, Hewlett Packard and Northrop Grumman.
Darden Restaurants, Inc., headquartered on John Young Parkway in Orlando, operates over 1600 restaurants and employs more than 160,000 people. Darden is the largest restaurant operator in the world with over 6 billion in annual sales. Orlando is home to numerous steakhouse and seafood restaurants both on and off International Drive.
Greater Orlando encompasses four counties, Orange, Lake, Osceola and Seminole, and is the 27th largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 2,100,000. Osceola County Florida is the 17th fastest growing county in the US, and Lake is the 23rd fastest growing county.
Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic National Basketball Association team who won the Eastern Conference Championship in 2009 before falling to a west coast team in the finals. The city is also home to Orlando’s best haunted house.