Research & Insights

Downtown Orlando uses leading economic and industry research to understand trends influencing the growth and vitality of our city center. The epicenter of one of the nation’s fastest growing regions, downtown Orlando is home to an opportunity economy that fuels industries and grows businesses from start-ups to headquarters. Explore the data center to learn more about our dynamic downtown with tools that help filter, visualize, and map city data in a variety of categories.


Talent is here, and we’re only growing, attracting, and retaining more with a diverse opportunity economy and a renowned educational pipeline that flows through downtown Orlando.

downtown workforce population
college students in downtown Orlando
college students within 100-mile radius

Office space in downtown Orlando continues to grow, keeping pace with the demand of a vibrant ecosystem of tenants, which spans start-ups through national headquarters.

12+ million
rentable sq. ft.
sq. ft. in office space development activity

From sky-high pads to townhomes to charming bungalows, the options for living in the center of downtown Orlando's energy and activity expand to meet our growing population.

residents living in downtown Orlando
7,100+ apartments
58% of units were built after 2015*
*apartments with 50+ units built in downtown overall.
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Proposed projects & in-progress projects

residential units

$1.5+ billion
in residential development activity

Downtown Orlando is a true walkable city center that’s thriving with independent shops, trending restaurants, and year-round experiences that go way beyond 9:00 to 5:00.

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1,290,000 rentable sq. ft.
Proposed projects & in-progress projects
average rent per sq. ft.

sq. ft. in retail development activity

Year-round sports and entertainment fans, business travelers, and staycationers who want to enjoy an authentic local experience check-in to downtown Orlando’s unique mix of boutique and full service hotels.

2,178 hotel rooms
$178.63 average daily rate (ADR)

Proposed projects & in-progress projects

$1+ billion
in hotel development activity