Orlando, Florida Business and Industries
Metro Orlando Tourism & Conventions
Metro Orlando hosted more than 39.12 million U.S. visitors and 2.86 millions of overseas visitors in 1999.
Metro Orlando has approximately 106,816 hotel rooms. The second largest concentration of hotel rooms in the U.S.
More than 3.3 million people attended meetings and trade shows during 1998.
The Orlando/Orange County Convention Center houses more than 1.4 million square feet of exhibit and meeting space.
Metro Orlando is home to many popular tourist attractions, including Walt Disney World, Disney-MGM Studios, Epcot, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios Florida, Universal Studios Islands of Adventure, and Sea World of Orlando.
Headquarters for government operations, including the City of Orlando and Orange County, as well as federal and state regional offices
Proximity to the region's top business leadership, government leadership, consulates, international trade organizations and professional associations
There are 17,000 residents within a 1,620 acres radius of the downtown district
Nearly 55,000 employees working in Downtown Orlando in 2001
Largest concentration of office space in Metro Orlando: 9.4 million square feet (2001)
Educational resources include the University of Central Florida Downtown Academic Center, Valencia Community College Downtown Center, Orlando Tech, Florida A & M University College of Law, Lake Eola Charter School, Lake Highland Preparatory School, Nap Ford Community School, Howard Middle School, St. James Cathedral School, and Trinity Lutheran School
Metro Orlando Top Private Employers
Walt Disney World - 55,900
Adventist Health System - 18,797
Publix - 15,628
Universal Orlando - 12,000
Orlando Regional Healthcare System - 12,000
Wal*Mart - 11,125
Winn-Dixie - 8,045
Lockheed Martin - 7,998
Marriott International - 5,994
McDonald's - 5,600
Metro Orlando Transportation
Orlando International Airport Rankings and Service:
• Orlando International Airport (OIA) is one of the fastest growing major airports in the country
• OIA provides service to more major U.S. destinations than most other cities in the U.S.
• Of the 30.8 million passengers served by the OIA in 2000, 2.5 million were international travelers
• Covers an area of almost 15,000 acres, the third largest airport, in terms of land area, in the U.S.
• Orlando has schedule non-stop service to 69 U.S. destinations, more destinations than any other airport in Florida
• More than 1,000 daily flights to all major cities, including direct international service
• Over 80,000 passengers use the award-winning airport daily
• Interstate 4 (I-4)
• Florida Turnpike
• Beeline Expressway (S.R. 528)
• East/West Expressway (S.R. 408)
• Central Florida GreeneWay (S.R. 417) . Named one of the nation's ten "Top Roads" by the American Automobile
• U.S. 441
• U.S. 17/92
• U.S. 27
• S.R. 19
• S.R. 50
• Port Canaveral (Atlantic Ocean/40 miles east of Orlando/Channel Depth of 45 feet)
• Port of Tampa (Gulf of Mexico/84 miles southwest of Orlando/Channel Depth of 34 feet)
• Port of Sanford (St. Johns River/20 miles north of Orlando/Channel Depth of 12 feet)
• Serves Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. An area of approximately 2,00 square miles with a resident population of more than 1.3 million people
• 208 coaches easily recognized by the "Moveum of Art"
• Ridership since 1992 has doubled to more than 19 million passengers annually
• Lynx earned the Public Transportation Company of the Year from the American Public Transit Association in 1998 for the second time in three years
• Lynx buses travel more than 10 million miles each year
• The Downtown Orlando bus circulator carries an average of 4,000 passengers per week
• 10 coaches easily recognized by the "Moveum of Art" displayed on each coach
• Free ridership along a three-mile loop in the heart of Downtown Orlando
• Eighty percent of all public parking facilities in Downtown Orlando are located within one block of the Lymmo system