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Old 12-02-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: The O
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Orlando/Miami in the top ten worst cities for finding jobs on Forbes on yahoo.
You buy it? Whats Tampa and Jacksonville doing right?
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:46 PM
 
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Orlando/Miami in the top ten worst cities for finding jobs on Forbes on yahoo.
You buy it? Whats Tampa and Jacksonville doing right?

They always have had more of a real economy not tied as much to tourism.. Much more of a corporate presence overall going way back..
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Old 12-02-2011, 04:21 PM
 
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^^^ I agree, particularly Jacksonville which many in the state love to look down their nose at. Meanwhile it's quietly been recovering without padding the job numbers with all low-paying service sector jobs.
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Old 12-02-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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They always have had more of a real economy not tied as much to tourism.. Much more of a corporate presence overall going way back..

Thats true. I wonder whats the issue with getting businesses to move to Orlando.
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Old 12-02-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Orlando was absolutely NOTHING prior to "the mouse". It wasn't even a tourist destination any more than any other Florida city.
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Old 12-03-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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Thats true. I wonder whats the issue with getting businesses to move to Orlando.
Mostly from the perception of a low-skilled job force in my opinion. It's fairly well-documented that the city has a brain-drain in terms of graduates leaving (due to lack of higher paying jobs) as well as an overall lack of those with a four year degree. Tampa suffers the same situation to an extent as well. Hopefully new endeavors like the Medical City at Lake Nona in Orlando will help. It certainly has helped Jacksonville with their branch facilities of the Mayo Clinic and UF-Shands Medical Center.
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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Thats true. I wonder whats the issue with getting businesses to move to Orlando.
Well historically when Florida was a much smaller state the regional population centers were considered Jax for North FL, Tampa for CFL, and Miami for SFL. Orlando was just beginning to develop and although they had a big defense industry, population wise was still much smaller than Tampa Bay. Accordingly, most companies, from banks, to insurance to retail, set up their regional headquarters in Tampa and have remained there. Orlando to it's credit does a good job of luring new industry. The best examples being the simulation technology and bio med research industry. Years ago CFL was dealt what was believed to be a fatal blow when Scripps Ranch opted to relocate to SFL instead. But the local govt was not discouraged and pursued the Burnham Research Institute. Today Burnham shares a medical city with UCF Med School, VA Hospital, Nemours Children Hospital, UF research facility and a planned cancer center. Hopefully they can simulate the same type of success with the Creative Village planned for downtown.
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Old 12-03-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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70% of the jobs in Orlando are DIRECTLY related to Tourism, 20% are related directly to supporting those people (police, fire, medical, supermarkets), the other 10% is actual manufacturing or engineering type jobs
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:26 PM
 
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^^^ I agree, particularly Jacksonville which many in the stare love to look down their nose at. Meanwhile it's quietly been recovering without padding the job numbers with all low-paying service sector jobs.
What about darden inc, lockheed martin, or the various video game and simulator companies ? It's not just tourism. And if I recall correctly, Orlando was leading the state in overall job creation.
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Old 12-03-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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What about darden inc, lockheed martin, or the various video game and simulator companies ? It's not just tourism. And if I recall correctly, Orlando was leading the state in overall job creation.
A lot of the jobs are low-paying.
Orlando leads state in job growth ? but heavy with low-paying tourism jobs - Orlando Sentinel
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