2023 InterCity Leadership Visit - Orlando, FL
9/27/2023 - 9/29/2023
Event is SOLD OUT. To be added to the waitlist please email email@example.com.
Each year, the Greater Waco Chamber plans an InterCity Leadership Visit designed to expose Greater Waco leaders to innovative community and economic development ideas, programs, initiatives and best practices, which may be adapted and implemented in the Greater Waco area, as well as, engagement in high-level networking among community leaders. Space is limited.
More details, including the working agenda, are available at WacoChamber.com/Intercity-Leadership-Visit
There is more than meets the eye in Orlando. Much more. It is home to iconic skyscrapers, sports centers, theatres, art galleries, shopping centers and beautiful parks. The population of Orlando is approaching 313,000, and the Orlando MSA is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country with a population nearing 2.7 million. The regional economy is booming and diverse, with no industry employing more than twenty percent of the available workforce. The leisure and hospitality sector is the largest employer, followed by professional and business services, education, and health services. There are 52,000 people employed in manufacturing. Beyond the theme park resorts, major employers include Advent Health, Orlando Health, new Big 12 addition University of Central Florida, Lockheed Martin, Siemens, and Darden Restaurants. In addition to being a big college town, Orlando is home to professional sports, including the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Longstanding Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer states, “in Orlando, our goal is to become America’s premier future-ready city”. The city’s future-ready master plan focuses on connectivity, energy, water, health & safety, materials, mobility, and placemaking. Orlando also recently unveiled a five-year strategic plan focusing on their innovation and technology ecosystem.