Orange County Government, Florida

Key Industries

Orange County's Economic Basis

A Well-Balanced Base

Orange County is home to a number of key industry sectors in various stages of maturation.

From the established industry sectors such as Travel & Tourism, Modeling, Simulation & Training and Optics & Photonics, to the new and emerging industry sectors such as Life Sciences, Clean Technology, and Digital Media, Orange County has a well-balanced economic base that is poised for future growth.

With so many diverse industries calling Orange County home, the opportunities for new technologies forming from the convergence of existing technologies are endless.

Digital Media

Orange County's thriving digital media sector has developed from the collaboration between established and emerging industries such as modeling, simulation and training, film and television production, theme park rides and shows, and interactive and immersive entertainment.

Modeling, Simulation & Training

Orange County has the largest modeling, simulation & training cluster in the country, serving aviation and aerospace, healthcare and medical technologies, emergency services, entertainment, homeland security, information technology, education, microelectronics, optics and photonics and transportation.

Optics & Photonics Resources

  • Florida Photonics Cluster is characterized by approximately 95 companies employing more than 15,000 workers generating over $2 billion in gross regional product.
  • The University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL) is one of only two Colleges of Optics and Photonics in the entire country offering Master and Doctoral degrees in optics.

Travel & Tourism

  • Premier travel destination, with world-famous theme parks, attractions, accommodations, airports and one of the largest convention facilities in the nation.
  • Over 68 million domestic and international visitors each year.
  • Most visited destination in the United States.
  • More information is available at Visit Orlando.

Contact Us

Office of Economic Development
Orange County Government Administration Center
201 S Rosalind Ave., 5th Floor
Orlando, FL 32801

Email: EconomicDevelopment@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-7370
Fax: (407) 836-7399

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