Orlando, Fla. – JPMorgan Chase awarded the Orlando Economic Partnership (The Partnership) a $250,000 anchor investment to integrate strategic foresight and expanded research capabilities as drivers of its three-year mission to advance broad-based prosperity.
“We want more people to share in the rewards of a growing economy. While many areas are booming in Central Florida, we know that not everyone has the same opportunities to move up the economic ladder,” said Roger Cook, head of Chase Middle Market Banking in Orlando. We are proud to partner with the Orlando Economic Partnership to break down barriers to economic mobility and advance the long-held vision that residents have for their neighborhood.”
The support of a multi-year strategic plan provides the seven-county Orlando region with a united and clear framework to help guide decision-making, resource allocation, and the goals to create jobs and enhance the Orlando region’s quality of life.
The Partnership’s three-year mission serves as a catalyst for regional solutions that address challenges and opportunities associated with a rapidly evolving economy including:
- Preparing for a growing a diversifying population
- Changing perceptions about the Orlando economy
- Keeping pace with technological advances
- Readying, recruiting and retaining a talented workforce
- Enabling improved mobility and connectivity
- Ensuring that opportunities are available to all
“With this grant we will be able to empower our business and community leaders with research, strategic foresight and a regional scorecard guiding and measuring our progress toward broad-based prosperity,” said Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Partnership.
Research points to shifting demographics and the impact of disruptive technologies moving the Orlando workforce towards jobs of the future. By 2030, Orlando’s population is projected to reach 5.2 million, having added approximately 1,500 new residents per week over the next decade. Employment is projected to grow 19 percent to produce nearly 500,000 new jobs, 68 percent of which will require a college degree.
“It’s important for Orlando, as a region, to consider how our economy will change and how we can best plan for a future that supports the needs of our entire community by using data and research that informs a cohesive and bold strategic plan,” said Dale Brill, senior vice president of the Partnership’s Foundation for Orlando’s Future. “We are grateful to JPMorgan Chase for seeing the vision and helping us launch to tomorrow.”
For more information please contact Laureen Martinez, senior director of marketing and communications at the Orlando Economic Partnership at 407-242-3982 or at Laureen.Martinez@orlando.org.
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase has more than 2,300 employees working in the Orlando metro area and serves consumers and small businesses through 55 local Chase branches and more than 230 ATMs.
About the Orlando Economic Partnership
The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) works to provide the Orlando region with quality jobs, economic growth, broad-based prosperity and a sustainable quality of life. It is a not-for-profit, public/private partnership representing Central Florida’s seven counties – Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia – as well as the City of Orlando. For more information, visit www.Orlando.org.