Institute for Economic Competitiveness

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Special Projects

Metro Orlando Cleantech Report - October 2009

Commissioned by Orange County Mayor Richard T. Crotty, this study assesses Metro Orlando’s Assets, Capabilities, and Potential in the cleantech industry. In this report, we highlight the evolution of the cleantech industry, and we study the six major cleantech areas of opportunity for the region, based on our research. We also highlight the existing cleantech clusters and initiatives; Metro Orlando’s current strengths, including its natural resources, educational institutions, supporting organizations; the Metro Orlando cleantech industry; its potential for growth, including the region’s economic strengths, the leadership, its R&D capabilities, and its strong technology base. Finally, we share the findings of the survey and make recommendations on the best course of action in the near or medium future, including the policies that could benefit the region.