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2  Market the region as a premier location for business  Recruit new business and investment  Assist existing companies with expansion needs  Support entrepreneurs  Facilitate partnerships to enhance economic growth About Us

3 Focus on high-value industry sectors:  Technology & Entertainment  Recruitment & Development  International Business

4 Orlando Our Region

5 Demographics With over one third of its population between the ages of 18 and 44 and a median age of 36.9, Metro Orlando is a young and vibrant community. Population Metro Orlando 2 million State of Florida State of Florida 18.3 million Source: Agency for Workforce Innovation, LAUS Source: Decision Data Resources 2009 Estimate

6 Orlando International Airport  Nearly 35 million passengers served in 2008  Non-stop service to 72 U.S. destinations and 19 international cities Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics San Francisco New York (JFK) New York (La Guardia) San Diego Philadelphia Orlando

7 Convention Center  2nd Largest Convention Center in the United States  Over 2 million square feet of exhibit space  Nearly 1.5 million attendees last year  10 million business visitors to Metro Orlando

8 Ground Access Jacksonville Jacksonville 2 hours Miami Miami 4 hours Atlanta Atlanta 6 hours Charlotte Charlotte 8 hours

9 Florida High Tech Corridor University of Florida (UF) University of Central Florida University of South Florida Growing Workforce Over 50,000 students Over 45,000 students Over 51,000 students

10 2007 Enrollment Growth 5 th Largest University in the Nation  Approx. 50,000+ students  2 nd largest AACSB-accredited business school in world with 9,000+ students (incl. over 900 finance & 900 accounting)  Nearly 6,000 College of Engineering & Computer Science students University of Central Florida

11 Rollins College Total Enrollment – 3,726 Crummer Graduate School of Business – 437 “Rollins is the top regional university in the South for the 4 th consecutive year.” U.S. News & World Report 2009 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” “Rollins’ Crummer Graduate School of Business No. 1 in Florida and its part-time M.B.A. program No. 14 in the nation.” Forbes magazine “Rollins consistently recognized as being among the finest private, liberal arts colleges in America.” Peterson’s Competitive Colleges, Barron’s Guide, The Princeton Review

12 Community Colleges  Valencia Community College Total Enrollment – 53,187  Seminole Community College Total Enrollment – 29,749  Lake Sumter Community College Total Enrollment – 5,000

13 Cost of Living Source: ACCRA Cost of Living, 1 st Quarter 2009 Numbers less than 100 are Below the National Average

14 Tax Climate Source: State tax forms as compiled by Tax Foundation 2009 Tax rate provided for highest tax bracket. Florida 5 th Best State for Business Tax Climate Source: Tax Foundation

15 Citrus Bowl Community Venues Events Center Performing Arts Center  Citrus Bowl Renovations - Estimated Completion Date: TBD  Events Center to be comparable in size, scope and quality as first-class events centers and arenas recently constructed in Charlotte, Indianapolis, Memphis and San Antonio - Estimated Completion Date: September 2010  Performing Arts Center to be four-stories and 400,000-square-foot – Estimated Completion Date: TBD  The net present value of the Community Venues spending over the next 20 years is estimated to be $9.9 billion in total economic activity

16 In 30 minutes or less you can be… At a theme park

17 In 30 minutes or less you can be… At Cirque du Soleil

18 In 30 minutes or less you can be… Golfing at one of over 170 courses

19 In 30 minutes or less you can be… Watching the Daytona 500

20 In 30 minutes or less you can be… Cheering at a Magic game

21 In 30 minutes or less you can be… Relaxing on a beach

22 In 30 minutes or less you can be… Swimming with dolphins at Discovery Cove

23 High Tech Industry Clusters  Life Science & Biotechnology  Modeling, Simulation & Training  Optics & Photonics  Clean Tech  Digital Media

24  100+ companies  16,847 workers  IST at UCF  National Center for Simulation (NCS) Modeling, Simulation & Training

25  Approximately 70 companies  20,000 workers  $20 – $50+ million annual revenue  Florida Photonics Cluster Optics & Photonics

26 Digital Media  Third largest production center in the U.S  FIEA (Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at UCF)  Electronic Arts  Disney and Universal Studios  Full Sail University - Over 7,000 students from 50 states and 37 countries

27 Life Science & Biotechnology  150+ companies  9,248 workers  $7.6 billion in economic activity  30,000 jobs  $2.8 billion in wages  $459.9 million in tax revenue

28 7,000-acre master-planned community almost the size of Manhattan Orlando’s Medical City  One of only two regions in the world currently building a “Medical City”  650+ Acre Science and Technology Park

29 Burnham Institute for Medical Research  300 scientists and support staff  175,000 square foot facility  Recently awarded $98 million dollar NIH Grant  Opening: Now

30 UCF Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences  198,000 square foot facility  5-story building  integral part of UCF College of Medicine  M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Institute collaboration  Opening: Spring ‘09

31 UCF College of Medicine  Inaugural Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree program will begin Fall 2009  Over 4,000 applicants for inaugural 40-student class  Eventually produce about 120 graduates each year  Part of 50-acre Health Sciences Campus

32 Orlando VA Medical Center  67 acres – 1.5 million square feet  Estimated 3,000 patient visits per day  2,000 jobs  134-bed hospital, 120-bed nursing home, 60-bed domiciliary  Outpatient clinic and office to help veterans process financial benefits  Opening: 2013

33 Nemours Children’s Hospital and Research Campus  60 acres  1.4 million square feet  1,500 jobs  ambulatory diagnostic center  extensive research & education facilities  Opening: 2012

34 UF Research Center  100,000 square foot lab and classroom space  Collaboration with Burnham and UCF  Includes College of Pharmacy

35 bio Orlando MISSION To serve as a catalyst for stimulating the life science and biotechnology industry in Central Florida. VISION To build Central Florida’s prominence as a preferred destination for healthcare, life science, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as their supporting industries.

36 Rankings  Fast Company magazine names Orlando as one of the “12 Best Cities for Innovation.”  According to Forbes, Orlando is the 9th fastest growing metro and fifth on their annual list of "Most Wired Cities."  BusinessWeek featured Metro Orlando among its picks of "global hot spots" in its issue titled "What Makes a Winner: The Competition Issue." Orlando is one of three communities in the world to be featured (Singapore / Stockholm).

37 Eric Ushkowitz Director, Technology & Entertainment

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