I invite you to join business leaders from across Central Florida at the 2019 Orange County Regional Economic Summit . The Summit will focus on our regional achievements and will welcome back nationally recognized economist Sean Snaith, Ph.D., director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness, who will present his highly anticipated annual economic forecast. The Summit will take place on Friday, March 29 at the Orange County Convention Center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the North Concourse, Room N320, 9400 Universal Blvd.

My presentation will feature a video, Voices of the Region , highlighting success stories from our region’s small business and entrepreneurial programs. Our panel discussion, Regional Topics and Vision , will feature CEO and President of the Orlando Economic Partnership Tim Giuliani, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Seminole County Chair Brenda Carey, Osceola County Chair Cheryl Grieb and Lake County Chair Leslie Campione. Tim will begin by highlighting the Partnership’s Orlando 2030 report: Insight into Orlando’s Future. The panel will then share their thoughts on collaborating and preparing the region for the future.

I applaud and recognize the hard work of our dedicated business community. Thanks to your support and our region’s dedication to making Central Florida the “ Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow," we continue to nurture and grow a community culture of innovation, collaboration and inclusiveness.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings joins five other community leaders and Lockheed Martin executives to cut the commemorative ribbon for Lockheed Martin's Research & Development II facility.

Lockheed Martin announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla.
Mayor Demings, Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Uribe, and other community leaders stand with shovels in hand as they pose for a photo to celebrate the groundbreaking and expansion of Barber Park.

Orange County Parks and Recreation held its groundbreaking ceremony for two new multi-purpose recreational fields and a splash pad at Barber Park on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
Performers on stage outside. There are dancers and a drummer along with singers.

The aroma of family-style cuisine and the melody of percussion and woodwind instruments filled the air around Orange County Government during the Black History Festival on the Lawn on Friday, Feb. 15.
Mayor Demings stands in the background while a Children's Trust member speaks from a podium.

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings announced the release of the Review of Established Children’s Services Councils in Florida and Orange County Government Funded Children’s Program and Services final report.
Four residents and community leaders, all men, standing in front of a large map. They are outside on an overcast day.

With more than 100 miles of paved and natural trails across Orange County, residents and guests have countless options when it comes to enjoying leisure outdoor activities.
Mayor Demings with Orange County staff standing at the Orange County booth during the Mayor's Job Fair.

The Central Florida Employment Council hosted the annual Mayor’s Job Fair on Jan. 30, 2019 at the Central Florida Fair and Expo Park.
Jazz in the Park at Cypress Grove Park Bring chairs, blankets and a picnic to this free event and enjoy the cool sounds of local jazz ensembles and food trucks. | Saturday, March 2, 2 :30 - 6 p.m. | 290 Holden Avenue

Dragonfly 5K Run – Runners, walkers and strollers can enjoy the Dragonfly 5K Run at Chapin Station on the West Orange Trail in Winter Garden. | Saturday, March 9, 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Art in the Chambers – Paintings and photographs from Orlando International Airport’s permanent collection will be available for viewing. | Monday, Feb. 18 - Friday, June 28, 2019 | 201 S. Rosalind Avenue

Black History Month Interview Watch Mayor Demings' WFTV interview about his journey to becoming Orange County Mayor.
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