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Intersection: Orlando’s Challenges With a Growing Economy

Orlando is growing fast. Tourism is booming, the airport’s adding new international flights and more people are moving to Central Florida.  And as the population grows- so does job creation.

Growth is good for the economy- but there  are challenges too.

City and county governments are working to diversify the economy and stimulate the high tech sector and boost high paying jobs- but are they doing enough?

And what about the infrastructure in Central Florida? Is the transportation network able to handle the demands of a growing, mobile workforce?

We’ll talk to the chair of the Central Florida Expressway Authority, Welton Cadwell.

Then, a panel of experts – UCF Economist Sean Snaith, Michael Zaharious from the Florida High Tech Corridor, and Dale Ketcham from Space Florida join Intersection to talk about entrepreneurship, aerospace and the economy.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »