Tue, February 14, 2017
The 2017 Orange County Economic Summit, held on January 19, was the fifth annual gathering initiated by Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to report on the region's economy, business sectors, expanding industries and growth opportunities. The morning included an economic outlook and forecast (view presentation) shared by UCF economist and comedic entertainer, Dr. Sean Snaith. Following that presentation, Vernet Lasrado, UCF Assistant Director of Research Programs, Office of Research and Commercializations, explained the phases of an ongoing CareerSource Central Florida Talent Supply Study (view presentation).
These presentations laid the framework for a panel discussion which was facilitated by Pam Nabors, President/CEO CareerSource Central Florida. Panelists included OCPS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Jenkins, Dr. Sandy Shugart, Valencia College, Dr. Thad Seymour, Vice Provost for UCF Downtown and Crystal Sircy, Executive Vice President, Orlando Economic Development Commission. Read more