A Healthy Outlook In Lake Nona

By Lake Nona

January 21, 2022

The contiguous Orlando International Airport forms an Aerotropolis with Lake Nona, providing businesses and residents close proximity to Florida’s busiest airport with direct connections to more than 150 cities worldwide. Within a few years the airport will be joined by the first vertiport in the U.S., which will provide access to regional destinations via electric Vertical Take Off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft. Locally, autonomous shuttles whisk passengers throughout Lake Nona, connecting the many office, medical, dining and entertainment districts located in the community.

Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of Lake Nona is the highly educated population that calls it and its surrounding areas home. These tech-forward early adopters make up the workforce of the industry leading businesses located here, including Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, HCA, Nemours, Guidewell, and the various healthcare companies and medical institutions that make up Lake Nona Medical City. This globally-recognized cluster of health and life sciences institutions includes the Orlando VA Medical Center, the UCF Health Sciences Campus, HCA/UCF Adult Teaching Hospital (UCF Lake Nona Hospital) and more.

You don’t have to look far for the next generation of innovators either. With more than 500,000 college students within a 100-mile radius, Lake Nona businesses have access to a deep talent pool. The University of Central Florida is the largest university in the country by enrollment and currently has nearly 15,000 students who are studying Health Professions and Sciences, Medicine or Nursing. Lake Nona is also home to the UCF School of Medicine and teaching hospital, University of Florida’s Academic Research Center, Valencia College, and InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico.

Lake Nona benefits greatly from Florida’s welcoming business climate, with a low corporate income tax and no state property tax. Orlando’s already enticing tax policy can be further bolstered by incentives available to qualifying companies that are relocating or expanding to the area. The dollar goes further here too, as the cost of living is 6.3% below the national average.

While Lake Nona looks toward the future, we’re open for business now. With robust transportation infrastructure, an educated workforce, a low cost of living combined with a high standard of living, we’re partnering with businesses to create a destination where tomorrow’s innovations are happening today.

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