Special Edition OC Connect

As reported at Orange County's 2015 Economic Summit, strong growth is forecasted for our region!

From small business initiatives to projects that will launch entire new industries, Orange County Government is committed to creating a community with a superb quality of life, and where our children and families - as well as our economy - will flourish. 

At this year's Summit, our tenth summit to focus on jobs and the economy since 2011, we were privileged to welcome distinguished leaders from the worlds of international trade, entrepreneurship, economic forecasting and marketing. Together with the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC), the University of Central Florida and a host of others, Orange County is creating a business environment that supports job creation, nurtures entrepreneurs, and welcomes innovation and discovery.

Particularly as our economy continues to expand and strengthen, we must remain focused on the extraordinary opportunities for international commerce. With nearly 60 million visitors a year - including many from across the globe - we are truly a crossroads for trade and tourism.

To tell our story, we'll be using that strong foundation to launch the newest and best branding campaign in the nation, "Orlando, you don't know the half of it." By working together with all of our business sectors and higher education partners, we are committed to a future that is brimming with opportunity and promise for all.

And how do we turn that vision into our reality? We do it with our culture of collaboration. Because there are only a few regions that can claim the type of success we've produced together.

Thank you, again, for making the 2015 Economic Summit so memorable. I look forward to our continued success and work together!

Teresa Jacobs
Orange County Mayor
2015 Economic Summit Presentations | Orange County Update | Branding Commercial

You may view Orange County's news feature on the 2015 Economic Summit. We've also included the branding commercial for our region's "Orlando. You don't know the half of it." campaign.

You may also access the presentations and remarks from the 2015 Economic Summit below.

- Mayor Teresa Jacobs' 2015 Economic Summit Opening and Closing remarks

    2015 Orange County Economic Summit Update

           Orlando. You don't know the half of it.

Orlando. You don't know the half of it.

It's time for a reality check. Time to toss aside what you think Orlando has to offer and recognize that our region is more than just a great place to vacation.
It's also an amazing place to live and do business.

See the "Fantasy, meet reality." print advertisement.
See the "Our home is more than our castle." print advertisement.
See the online
digital advertisements.