The Orlando Economic Partnership welcomes Jacobs, a premier design, engineering, construction and technical services firm, and Client Account Manager Didier Menard to the Corporate level of investment.

With a talent force of more than 50,000, Jacobs provides scientific, technical, professional, construction and program management solutions for commercial and industrial businesses as well as government and infrastructure sectors. In the Orlando region, in addition to focusing on buildings, infrastructure, waterways, and transportation for federal projects, the Fortune 200 company aids NASA with commercial space launch assistance.

“We have 2,000 employees working on anything space-related at the Kennedy Space Center,” Menard says. “And we have 150 dedicated professionals in our Central Florida office. We’re all working together full speed ahead.”

Jacobs has worked on iconic projects throughout the Orlando region for more than 50 years and is responsible for helping Port Canaveral become one of the top ports in the Southeast. Today, the firm is actively engaged in regional projects for clients including the Central Florida Expressway, FDOT District 5, Orange, Seminole and Brevard Counties as well as the cities of Cocoa and Melbourne.

As a future-driven company, the firm is keenly aware of Orlando’s growing population and the infrastructure challenges that result from such growth.

“It’s exciting to have such big opportunities happening here, especially in terms of simulation and automation. Orlando has both a tremendous history with technology, and an innovative and empowered culture,” Menard says. “We’ve got great people, a cohesive community and a university system that produces a deep pool of talented and skilled workers.”

Thank you to Jacobs for its investment in the economic and community development efforts of the Partnership and its support of promoting broad-based prosperity for the region.