KPMG LLC announced its plans to build a 55-acre learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona located in the City of Orlando. KPMG expects to create 80 high wage jobs in Orlando and a $430 million capital investment. Construction on the new, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in spring 2017 and be completed in late 2019. This will be the largest capital investment project that the Orlando Economic Partnership has worked on in the last 10 years.
Narrator [00:00:01] This is a firm that innovates all the time.
Rasesh Thakkar, Senior Managing Director, Tavistock Group [00:00:04] One of the world’s largest and most talented pool of auditors, consultants, accountants, strategists, economists and flat out business gurus to choose Orlando over the other 49 cities that they had shortlisted.
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG [00:00:21] You should know that KPMG is already a proud member of the Florida community. And it’s because of that relationship that we chose to build the KPMG Learning Development and Innovation Center right here in the Lake Nona community.
Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG [00:00:37] Collaboration for this initiative was key. The opportunity to team with other organizations was really important to us. Also, just the ease of travel and the airport here was amazing.
P. Scott Ozanus, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Office, KPMG [00:00:51] It’s going to continue to allow us to strengthen the culture of our firm by bringing together all of our people in a single location.
Robert Utsey, Orlando Economic Partnership [00:01:03] We have the infrastructure, the talent, the education system, the community engagement and of course, your sunny skies that make this an excellent location.
Rasesh Thakkar, Senior Managing Director, Tavistock Group [00:01:13] KPMG will be flying in experts from all over the country who are now also going to learn more about Orlando while they’re here. I think you’ll see that companies all over the country are going to be taking notice of it and what’s magical about living in this community.