Nielsen Universe-Estimates surveyed Orlando City and concluded that the region is among the top-20 fastest growing Hispanic market. The city ranked seventeenth after a recent survey compared the city against other populous Hispanic communities across America. The latest HBCE (Hispanic Business-Conference-and-Expo) held at the OCCC (Orange-County Convention Center) focused on bringing Orlando city’s entrepreneurs together. The aim is to promote community integration of Hispanics and businesses operating in Orlando City. Local leaders are optimistic about this vision and hope it’ll strengthen the region’s economic values.
A body of Orlando’s elite political leaders organized and spoke at the three-day-long event. The masses spoke at length about advancing the opportunities of business networking. The HCCMO (Hispanic-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Metro-Orlando) introduced the program to educate, inspire and create entrepreneurial business opportunities. The model aims to establish sustainable networking opportunities that connect Orlando City’s elite business professionals, entrepreneurs, and local leaders. This promising community integration has extended a broad range of opportunities aimed at establishing sustainable connections. The model has reached prospective clients and businesses of the international/local markets.
The Hispanic community has a dynamic market presence and with world-class resources, promoting future expansion across the region is an achievable luxury. Orlando City’s presiding Mayor Buddy Dyer has remained optimistic about enhancing quality life for residents by creating business opportunities and jobs. He’s embraced the value and tenacity of Hispanic small-businesses that supply the community with much-needed services, goods, etc. It’ll drive the region’s local economy and create greater opportunities of merit. The move towards Orlando becoming a naturalized multicultural business institute of promise is a vision that requires voluntary community support.
Mayor Dyer firmly embraces the vision of multicultural business integration to strengthen all the communities across Orlando. The event became the largest HBCE recorded in OCCC history. Multiculturalism is Orlando’s secret of success as the friendliest business region in the country. The HCCMO has represented the Latin community for over two decades and intends to continue supporting the programs. With growing Hispanic community connections, it’s possible to bridge different business networks on a local and international scale. Mayor Dyer has encouraged a lifetime partnership, voluntary participation and mandated an uninterrupted availability of supplies throughout the community. This community integration should encourage voluntary Hispanic votes by gaining their respect and trust through genuine participation.
In America, the Hispanic community is a populous ethnic group that has a rapid growth rate. The outcome of the upcoming elections depends largely on Hispanic votes. This ethnic segment is an economic powerhouse that has immeasurable influence that could either break or make the elections. Political bodies must become a single force that respects each other, communicate and embraces the same vision.
The bullish transportation company Uber, darling of the “sharing” economy sweeping Silicon Valley, threw a party recently to commemorate completing one million trips in Orlando, but not everyone was celebrating. The Uber manager for Florida, Matt Gore, boasted to partygoers that the one million trips earned drivers some $10 million in income, an impressive sum until you do the quick back-of-the-envelope math and realize that Gore is bragging about his drivers-who-aren’t-employees earning a ten-spot for driving someone around Orlando.
Many people in Orlando, however, see nothing to celebrate. Uber is still entangled in an ongoing lawsuit involving the Orlando International Airport, that wants to keep Uber drivers off the premises and make the Silicon Valley darling cough up $150,000 in damages. The lawsuit began before the city’s recent change to local ordinances, which added steep fines for drivers wanting to eke out a living working for Uber. Although Uber vowed to step in and pay any city fines levied on “its” drivers, that particular premise has yet to be tested.
Even Uber drivers who attended the company’s recent one-million-ride party admitted that they sometimes feel underpaid, and chafed at Uber’s strict policy of forbidding drivers from accepting tips. Gore begrudgingly admitted that there was nothing the company could do from stopping drivers from receiving tips in cash, but there are no current plans to modify the app to allow tips from credit or debit cards.
In other news, many residents of Orlando are gearing up for a little competition from an unexpected quarter. For a long time, Seminole County was considered a separate entity from Orlando, a place where ambitious people would buy houses in the right areas to send their kids to good schools while enjoying beautiful green spaces and nature trails during family’s free time. Seminole County is a beautiful place, but it isn’t Orlando. Except that if a new measure by the Seminal County Commission is adopted, the county will begin referring to itself as “Orlando North” in advertising and tourism campaigns.
Joe Abel, the head of the county’s Leisure Services Department, openly admitted that many of his colleagues around the country have no idea where Seminole County is, but they do know about Orlando. The county decided to consider the name-changing measure when a research firm discovered, unsurprisingly, that millions of people search for “Orlando” on online search engines when decided to plan a vacation.