ORLANDO–May 7, 2024 – The forthcoming opening of Universal’s Epic Universe theme park, slated for next year, heralds a transformative era for businesses in Orlando’s Southwest region. Spanning an impressive 750 acres along Sand Lake Road, Epic Universe is poised to become a cornerstone of entertainment and commerce, creating a monumental impact to the local business landscape.

According to Fernando Mariano, president of the luxury coworking BIZCENTER USA, it will redefine the area as the Southwest/Universal Studios Region. “The arrival of Epic Universe signifies a seismic shift in Orlando’s Southwest area, propelling it onto the global stage as a vibrant hub of innovation, entertainment, and commerce,” says Mariano. “We anticipate unprecedented growth and prosperity for businesses of all sizes operating within this burgeoning region.”

A pivotal component of this transformation is the $315 million expansion and extension of Kirkman Road, a vital artery connecting major landmarks such as The Mall at Millenia, MetroWest, Valencia College, Metrowest Master Association, International Drive, Universal Studios, and the Convention Center. This infrastructure upgrade not only enhances accessibility but also catalyzes economic activity, paving the way for increased foot traffic and business opportunities.

Epic Universe, the fourth theme park within the Universal Orlando Resort, promises an unparalleled immersive experience across its sprawling grounds. Featuring five distinct worlds, including Super Nintendo World, Dark Universe, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Isle of Berk, and Celestial Park, visitors will embark on awe-inspiring journeys unlike anything seen before.

Fernando Mariano says that the expansion of Kirkman Road presents a significant commercial stimulus, streamlining access to local businesses, restaurants, and amenities. A modern elevated traffic circle at the intersection with Sand Lake Road, to be ready still this year, not only will improve traffic flow but also will establish an iconic landmark within the region.

BIZCENTER USA, strategically located just 0.3 miles from Kirkman Road and close to Universal Studios, is poised to capitalize on this unprecedented growth. Offering unparalleled accessibility, state-of-the-art facilities, and flexible workspace solutions, including fully furnished private suites, virtual offices, and conference room rentals, BIZCENTER USA stands as the premier coworking destination for professionals and businesses in the Southwest/Universal Studios Region.

As Orlando’s business landscape undergoes a paradigm shift with the arrival of Epic Universe, opportunities abound for entrepreneurs, startups, and established enterprises alike. The Southwest/Universal Studios Region is poised to emerge as a dynamic epicenter of commerce, innovation, and prosperity.

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