Orlando Business Journal's special edition Doing Business in Seminole County gives you an inside look at the people, activities and opportunities in Central Florida's most rapidly growing region.
Seminole County is a great place to work, live and play. The county is home to highly-rated schools, a skilled workforce and one of the wealthiest regions in Central Florida. This helps to attract large companies and construction.
The county has a number of plans in place to boost the local economy, tourism and recreation.
This county, known for its scenic waterways, natural springs and parks that encourage fishing, hiking, biking and kayaking, is also a popular place for recreational sports. According to the latest data, Boombah Sports Complex, which hosts baseball games, lacrosse, and other sports, had an economic impact in fiscal 2021 of $31 millions.
Seminole County, Florida, is now considering the construction of a nearly 140,00-square-foot, $61-million indoor sports complex. This would result in an estimated net spending of $1.4 billion.
Guilherme “Gui” Cunha is the administrator of the Seminole County Office of Economic Development and Tourism. He said, "Boombah was really the tip of spear in Seminole County's recovery, allowing us even to pursue an indoor facility at this time."
Not only that. To further its sports-centric drive, the county is also considering creating a tourism improvement districts. This would be an updated version of the traditional business improvement districts, with a focus on hospitality. Hoteliers would pay a fee or assessment based on sales from their 5,000+ hotel rooms in order to fund sports facilities.
Here are some of the other major events happening in Seminole County.
A local nonprofit and a real estate developer joined forces to create a new substance abuse center for teenagers and young adults, which includes their families.
You can learn more about the opportunities available in this special OBJ edition of Doing Business In Seminole County by clicking on the links below. Also, you can read the weekly edition for May 19-25 2023. This may provide leads for your business as well as insight from leaders about how this year will end and what you can expect in the future.
County creates new special tourism district to boost sports business
Longwood aims to increase retail options by partnering with hospitals
Seminole State College wants money to expand its campus
Breaking ground: Big schools projects
Sanford's first'skyscraper,' the 1st in downtown Sanford, is undergoing changes.
The following are some strategies to help you.