Entries by WeKnowNona

University of Central Florida (UCF) approved for Sanford Burnham asset takeover

  Good morning, Orlando. The University of Central Florida  (#UCF) took one step closer to taking over the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute’s assets in Lake Nona’s #Medical City. The public research university got unanimous approval during the Aug. 20 Orlando City Council meeting to take over the 175,000-square-foot facility. The Orange County Board of County Commissioners […]

Planned $40M Oviedo ‘medical city’ delays groundbreaking.

A planned “medical city” project in by Adventus Oviedo that was set to break ground this summer now has to wait a few more months. Winter Springs-based Aventus Health LLC, an owner of labs, pharmacies, and medical facilities, originally planned to break ground this summer on a $40 million, a 150,000-square-foot project called Aventus MedCi. The project, which […]

Cinépolis USA will open a nine-screen, 40,000-square-foot cinema in 2020 in the town center

    A Dallas-based #luxury cinema has pressed play on a new theater in the $780 million #Lake Nona Town Center, one of the biggest developments underway in southeast #Orlando. Cinépolis USA will open a nine-screen, 40,000-square-foot cinema in 2020 in the town center, according to Tavistock Development Co. LLC. Orlando-based #Tavistock currently is working on the town center’s $300 […]

Amazon delivers up hiring events for Lake Nona fulfillment center

VIEW SLIDESHOW 12 photos By Ryan Lynch  – Staff Writer, #Orlando #Business Journal Aug 10, 2018, 11:37am EDT Updated Aug 10, 2018, 2:15pm Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) on Aug. 10 kicked off mass efforts to hire more than 1,500 workers at its new $132 million #Lake Nona fulfillment center. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant wants to fill full- and part-time positions for […]

Step inside the KPMG’s $450M training center in Lake Nona

Enlarge Rendering of the aerial view of KPMG #Lake Nona campus planned to open in early 2020. It’s best to use a golf cart to motor around New York-based KPMG LLP’s future 780,000-square-foot Lake Nona campus. The titanic #KMPG Learning, Development & Innovation Center at Lake Nona — spreading out over 55 acres — already towers above the […]

“Dog Friendly” Orlando is a city for pets

 This is “possibly” the best news ever: The City Beautiful is a pet paradise, according to a new study. Orlando was ranked as the second-most pet-friendly city in the country behind Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a newWalletHub study. In 2017, Americans spent $69.51 billion in total U.S. pet industry expenditures and are expected to spend […]

Best cities for career opportunities

7 Things to know today By Cindy Barth  – Editor, Orlando Business Journal Good morning, Orlando! If you’re looking for a city offering low unemployment, affordable homes, and high pay, then you need to head to Ames, Iowa, according to a new study from SmartAsset. For its fourth annual study, SmartAsset ranked 355 cities on metrics that included a change […]

NASA names first astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing space station missions

Enlarge The first U.S. astronauts who will fly on American-made, commercial spacecraft to and from the International Space Station include, from left to right, Sunita Williams, Josh Cassada, Eric Boe, Nicole Mann, Christopher Ferguson, Douglas Hurley, Robert Behnken, Michael Hopkins and Victor Glover. COURTESY OF #NASA By Annlee Ellingson  – Staff Writer, L.A. Biz NASA has revealed the […]

Why KPMG and USTA built a home in Orlando’s Lake Nona

Located just ten minutes from #Orlando International Airport sits #Lake Nona, one of the nation’s fastest-growing communities on a mission to support a holistically healthy living. Lake Nona encompasses over 13,000 residents and more than 10 million square feet of residential and commercial facilities, including the University of Central Florida (#UCF) College of Medicine and […]