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Profile

There’s a reason you want to be in the heart of our city. Downtown Orlando is the region’s origin of vitality and is uniquely positioned for the future. Strong leadership is amplified by strategic investments and game-changing public/private partnerships to create a business-forward culture that turns up opportunity. Our size and diversity inspires growth, access, and connections, while our ability to attract and retain bright minds continues to make the Orlando region No. 1 in the nation for job growth four years in a row, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Company and division headquarters choose to make their home here. Traditional firms that specialize in legal, financial, engineering, architecture, real estate, marketing, and other professional services grow here. Digital media and emerging technology companies innovate here. Sports, entertainment, and hospitality businesses welcome fans and guests here. And thanks to the two leading hospital campuses at our northern and southern edges, biomedical technology and life sciences thrive here.

Corporate & Division Headquarters

Many companies that value centrality and vitality have chosen to locate their corporate and division headquarters here. With 11 million square feet of office space, downtown holds the dominant Class A office supply in the region. A professional population of more than 82,000 powers downtown, and a talent pipeline of 500,000 college students within a 100-mile radius creates enviable and diverse opportunities for future growth. Proximity to business-friendly leadership who are committed to continuous improvement position downtown’s businesses to turn up momentum. Major Orlando employers include:

  • AdventHealth
  • Bank of America Corporation
  • CNL Financial Group
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company
  • Darden Restaurants, Inc.
  • Frito-Lay
  • HD Supply, Inc.
  • Jet Blue
  • Mears Transportation Group
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Orlando Health
  • Orlando Sentinel Communications
  • Red Lobster
  • Spectrum
  • Truist Bank
  • Tupperware Corporation
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Wells Fargo

Innovative Technologies

Orlando is one of the 12 largest digital media clusters in the nation thanks to the region's entertainment and military sectors. Orlando has a $9 billion digital media industry and downtown Orlando will continue to serve as a hub for technological innovation. Companies like IDEAS and 360 ED deliver cutting-edge technology and are magnets for growth. Downtown Orlando is home to UCF'S Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, a graduate-level game development degree program.

The efforts of the City of Orlando and the Downtown Development Board have helped cultivate this industry as represented by Creative Village. This 68-acre development is home to UCF Downtown and the Valencia College Downtown campus, part of a thriving mixed-use development anchored by the digital media industry. Major Orlando employers include:

  • Launch That
  • Net Conversion
  • PowerDMS
  • Radixx International, Inc.
  • Unikey Technologies

Financial & Professional Services

Downtown Orlando is home to a variety of B2B firms and professional business services that help drive the engine of the region’s economy. The variety of professional services companies—from legal and finance, to architecture and engineering, to real estate and management—make downtown a thriving center of economic diversity and opportunity.

  • Baker Barrios 
  • Fattmerchant
  • Gray Robinson
  • HKS
  • Highwoods Properties
  • Lowndes Drosdick Doster Kantor & Reed
  • Morgan & Morgan
  • PlanSource Financial Services, Inc.
  • Southwest Value Partners
  • TLC Engineering Solutions
  • Turner Construction
  • Ustler Development

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Expansion of the biomedical technology industry is a major initiative of the City of Orlando. Downtown Orlando supports the life sciences sector with a range of businesses and providers that are anchored by the two leading hospitals that bracket downtown—AdventHealth and Orlando Health.

  • AdventHealth
  • Orlando Health
  • Compass Research
  • PatientMatters, LLC
  • Premier Health Network

Retail & Entertainment

Downtown Orlando is the region’s year-round home field, court, stage, and museum. Nightlife, dining, and retail combined with vibrant performing arts and epic sports events held at our world-class venues attract fans and visitors who are magnetized by the unrivaled array of entertainment.

  • Amway Center 
  • Camping World Stadium
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 
  • Bob Carr Theater 
  • Exploria Stadium