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					   Print Friendly      EDC Investor Directory                                                           March 2, 2007

   What's New
                                                New Companies + Growing Companies ...
   EDC Events                                   It All Adds Up!
   Community Events
                                                Lots of economic development project announcements at the EDC this
   Company Establishment Announcements          week. We’re welcoming two new international companies to the region
   Contract Announcements/Completions           and celebrating the expansion of several local headquarters. All of this
                                                adds up to good news for the region – 92 new jobs and over $13.5
   Kudos and Company Announcements              million in new capital investment. Here are the details:

                                                      UK-based Equipe Electronics produces simulation software for
Mar. 8 James B. Greene Annual Award                   the defense industry. Metro Orlando’s reputation as home to a
       Dinner 2007                                    large, established cluster of simulation companies, as well as to
       6:00 - 9:00 p.m.                               Department of Defense Simulation and Training Commands,
       The Ritz-Carlton at Grande Lakes               made our region a logical choice for this company as they
       Orlando                                        explored opportunities to expand. Equipe recently opened their
       Cost:                                          U.S. base of operations in Orange County.
         EDC Investor: $170
         Non-Investor: $200
         Corp. Table for 10: $1,700                   If you attended the EDC’s Annual Barbeque in October, you may
       Info/RSVP: click here                          remember seeing the unique, collapsible tent that surrounded our
                                                      dessert stations. This is a product of Top Tent, Inc., whose home
                                                      office is IN Montreal, Canada. Company reps must have been as
                                                      impressed with us as we Central Floridians were with them.
                                                      They’ve selected Orange County as the location of their new
                                                      U.S. office. This company, which will create 12 new high-paying
                                                      jobs, is sold on the potential of our regional economy.

                                                      Consolidated Label, headquartered in Longwood, is an industry
                                                      leader in the production of custom-printed, pressure-sensitive
                                                      labels and tags. Last year, this Seminole County-company
                                                      manufactured over 25 million labels per week and served over
                                                      5,000 accounts nationwide. Consolidated Label recently added
                                                      20,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their existing
                                                      facility, creating 30 new jobs and generating an estimated $1
                                                      million capital investment.

                                                      Another growing Seminole County manufacturer, Maronda
                                                      Systems in Sanford, has added 115,000 square feet of industrial
                                                      space. This expanded facility will be fully automated to
                                                      manufacture new wall and floor lines. The company anticipates
                                                      adding 30 new jobs and estimates their capital investment at over
                                                      $10 million.

                                                      Finally, in this week’s State of the City address, Orlando Mayor
                                                      Buddy Dyer announced that House of Moves, a company that
                                                      creates special effects for both the film and gaming industries
Mar 22 EDC New Investor Reception                     (recognized as “the world’s largest motion capture service"), will
       8:30 - 9:45 a.m.                               co-locate its east coast operation with the Florida Interactive
                                                      Entertainment Academy (FIEA) in downtown Orlando. The
      EDC-Capital Plaza II, Downtown Orlando                Mayor said: "With film credits including Spiderman II and Titanic,
      RSVP: Lisa McCormick                                  House of Moves will design and equip the only professional
                                                            Motion Capture sound stage on the entire East Coast, serving as
                                                            a cornerstone of our Creative Village.” House of Moves expects
                                                            to open this fall.

                                                      They're Talking About Us, Again!
                                                                                     Expansion       Management        magazine
                                                                                     names Orlando one of “America’s 50
                                                                                     Hottest Cities” in its March edition. This
                                                      recognition is based on the perceptions of 80 national site location
                                                      consultants, who were asked to list their picks of the nation’s best cities
                                                      for expanding and relocating companies. Our region’s strides in building
                                                      a life science cluster must have gotten their attention. Here is what
                                                      Expansion Management had to say about us:

                                                            “Orlando is also attracting life sciences projects. The Burnham Institute for
                                                            Medical Research, a nonprofit medical research facility focused on therapies
                                                            for cancer, chose Orlando for its East Coast operations. Burnham plans to
                                                            create 300 research jobs and build a 175,000 square foot facility within the
                                                            next few years. The facility will anchor the region’s new “Medical City,” which
                                                            will also include the University of Central Florida’s new medical school, a just-
                                                            announced University of Florida medical research lab and a proposed VA
                                                            hospital. Also nearby will be a new $6 million, 35,000 square foot Emergency
                                                            Medicine Learning & Resource Center, which will provide training for
                                                            emergency care personnel and first responders, as well as research and
                                                            development in emergency medicine, disaster management and public health.
                                                            The facility should be complete by next year.”

                                                      The     February    2007     edition   of
                                                      TechJournal South also features a
Manufacturers interested in a state wide study        spotlight on Orlando. The article covered
 to identify production and training needs are        several of our
   invited to participate in an online survey.        targeted industry sectors—photonics, simulation, biotechnology and
                                                      digital media—and discussed some of the region’s strengths, such as
                                                      UCF’s Technology Incubator and Research Park. Our commercial real
    Click here to complete the survey.                estate market was also covered; good information to share with readers
                                                      of this magazine, primarily site selection consultants who help
    This survey is brought to you by Employ Florida
           Banner Center for Manufacturing.
                                                      companies with location decisions. This article is the first in a planned
                                                      series of economic development profiles focused on technology clusters
                                                      in the Southeast.

                                                      EDC Hosts International Seminar
                                                    Click here for order form.

Mar 3     FPRA 29th Annual Roast & Toast - Honoring           Mar 21     BrainWorx
          OOCCVB Retired President Bill Peeper                           9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
          Proceeds fund scholarships at UCF and Hamilton                 The Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center
          Holt School of Rollins College                                 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park 32789
          6:30 p.m.                                                      Cost: $39; $33 East Orlando/Winter Park
          Peabody Orlando                                                Chamber members; $25 SoBiz! members
          Info/RSVP: or Amanda                      Info/Register: or
          Forbes, 407.284.6639                                           Steven Placey, 800.448.0513

Mar 12    NAIOP: 2006 Golf Tournament                         Mar 21-    Central Florida Regional "Fly-in" to
                                                              22         Tallahassee
          Proceeds benefit the new University of Central                 Tallahassee, FL
          Florida School of Real Estate
          12:30 p.m. - shotgun start; 5:00 p.m. - awards
                                                               ; 407.835.2451
          Ginn Reunion Resort
                                                              Mar 23     Power Breakfast with Dr. Deborah German,
          Cost: $1,500 per foursome                                      Dean of the New UCF Med School
          Info/Register: 407.774.0207 x103                               7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
                                                                         Citrus Club
                                                                         255 S. Orange Ave, 18th floor, Orlando 32801
Mar 13-   NAIOP: Development Fundamentals for
                                                                         Cost: $40; $30 OBJ subscribers
14        Commercial Realestate 101
                                                                         Info/Register: or Kristi
          Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate                           Pericht, 407.649.8470
          Cost: $695 NAIOP members, $865 non-members
          Register: or 703.904.7100             Mar 24     17th Annual Orlando Magic Black Tie and
                                                                         Tennies Charity Gala
Mar 15    Orange County Mayor Richard T. Crotty's                        Benefiting the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation
          Women's Leadership Summit                                      6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
          8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.                                          JW Marriott
          Orange County Convention Center - North                        4012 Central Florida Pkwy., Orlando 32837
          Concourse                                                      Info: click here, 407.916.2641
                                                                         RSVP: 407.916.6693
Mar 15    Direct Link Business Expo - The Next
          Generation of Business Development in               Mar 24-    Rollins: GMAT Review Course
          Central Florida!
          12:00 - 7:00 p.m.                                   Apr 14     9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
                                                                         Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of
           Orlando Marriott Lake Mary                                        Business
           Info/Register: click here;                                        Cost: $295 per person
 ; or Michael Martone,

Mar 15-    NAIOP: Development Fundamentals for                   Mar 29      Ninth Annual Women Who Mean Business
16         Commercial Realestate 201                                         5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
           Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate                              The Mall at Millenia, Orchid & Grand Court
                                                                             4200 Conroy Rd., Orlando 32839
           Cost: $795 NAIOP members, $945 non-members
                                                                             Cost: $75; $700 reserved seating for 10
           Register: or 703.904.7100                           Info/Register: or Kristi
                                                                             Pericht, 407.649.8470
Mar 19-    UCF Global Project Management Series - Risk
20         Management                                            Mar 31      SCC: "Early Years are Learning Years"
           8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
                                                                             7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
           UCF Alumni Center
           Info/Register: Karen Adams, 407.882.0264                          SCC's Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
                                                                             Cost: $40
Mar 21     Rollins: Aligning People & Passions for                           Info/Register:
           Enhanced Leadership Effectiveness
           8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
           Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of
           Cost: $295 per person corporate University
           member; $395 non-corporate University member

Cushman & Wakefield of Florida, Inc.: leased: 68,400 square feet of industrial space in the Orlando Central Park to Legacy
Sea Products, LLC and 50,000 square feet of industrial space in the Orlando Central Park industrial area to Invision Industries;
sold 33 acres in Orlando.

Grubb & Ellis/Commercial Florida: negotiated sale of 3,650 square feet of Class A office space in Lake Mary for $1 million.

Maury L. Carter & Associates, Inc.: negotiated: 137.77 acres for $1,033,275 in Suwannee County; 106.66 acres for
$1,386,531.90 in Sumter County; and 445.59 acres for $2,175,160 in Thomas County, GA.

Realty Capital / TCN Worldwide: sold: 2.5 acres in Orlando for $1.3 million to Quadrangle Professional Center LLC; .96 acre
in Deltona for $1.1 million to Fairwinds Credit Union; 2,323 square feet in Winter Park for $369,830 to Blackstone Prep, LLC;
1,539 square feet in Winter Park for $268,770 to NANFL Holdings, LLC; and 1,734 square feet at the Maitland Exchange for
$381,480 to Trihounds, LLC.

Taurus Southern Investments, LLC: Teranex, Inc., a division of Silicon Optix, Inc., occupied 18,425 square feet at its new
75,000-square-foot Challenger South flex-tech building at Central Florida Research Park in Orlando.

Pertree Constructors, Inc.: selected to construct two new projects in Central Florida ... combined contract value is in excess
of $6.5 million; began construction on 22,000-square-foot Retail at Gibbs Plaza – Phase 1, new multi-tenant, retail center in
Deland, and Seminole Business Center Two, a multi-building project in Sanford (5,500 square feet and 23,000 square feet).

Tri-City Electrical Contractors, Inc.: underway on $2 million of work at Camden Orange Court Apartments, a new
multimillion-dollar, 261-unit rental community in downtown Orlando.
GrayRobinson, P.A.: Scott A. Kizer invited to speak at the Health Information and Management System Society’s 2007
Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans.

Insight Financial Credit Union: Jack Taylor and Dan Krepinevich selected as the MEMBERS Financial Services

Kissimmee Utility Authority: 2005 Annual Report received three ADDY awards from the Orlando club of the American
Advertising Federation.

Realty Capital / TCN Worldwide: hired Chris Means as senior associate and Barbara Trovillion Rushing as associate.

R.C. Stevens Construction Co.: hired Jessica Gilston marketing coordinator, David Edsen as project manager, Garrison
Green as assistant project manager, Jim Crabtree as assistant project manager, and Stanley Kramer as superintendent;
celebrated the opening of a new branch office in Cocoa.

REMAX 200 Realty/Town & Country: Charles Orden, founder and principal, named 2006 Broker-Owner of the Year by
RE/MAX Florida.

Rollins College - Crummer Graduate School of Business: Board of Trustees elected Walt Disney World Resort President
Meg Crofton to three-year term as its newest member.

Seminole Community College: Lisa Greer will join the District Board of Trustees.

Seminole County Public Schools: Seminole High School traveled to Middleton High School in Tampa for the second Mu
Alpha Theta Invitational competition of the year. Among 54 schools, Seminole High finished third.

Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty: appointed Rick Ojeda sales associate in the firm’s Clermont real estate gallery;
appointed four new sales associates at the Dr. Philips Real Estate Gallery: Hassan Hamri, Joe Chaplinski, Margo Freeman,
and Mark Rankin.; The Freeman Group have joined Stirling Sotheby’s International Realty in the firm’s
Windermere Real Estate Gallery.

University of Central Florida: Education Professor Thomas M. Brewer named the National Art Educator of the Year by the
National Art Education Association.; Linda Gray, assistant vice president and director of News and
Information, retired; and Tom Evelyn named interim assistant vice president for the department.

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