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Economic impact of manufacturing companies in the FloridaMakes network.

Number of consecutive years Orlando will have hosted the National Football League Pro Bowl when it returns to Camping World Stadium on Jan. 26, 2020.

$1 billion Cost of construction for new Star Wars land at Walt Disney World, which created 5,500 construction jobs.

WE’RE SENDING SLIME WHERE IT’S NEVER GONE BEFORE, TO THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION! — Nickelodeon on Twitter about its mission to send the green substance up for a science experiment.

WE SEE HIM PLAYING, AND HE

$60 million Projected costs for planned upgrades to Camping World Stadium, paid for by short-term lodging taxes. Source: Visit Orlando

MAKES IT LOOK EASY. HE PLAYS LIKE SOCCER IS EASY.

1,700 Number of “cast members” Disney has brought in for the new Star Wars land. About 60% are transfers from other positions and 40% are new hires. Source: Visit Orlando

— Alex Leitao, about superstar Orlando City Soccer Club forward Nani, who played in the MLS All-Star Game in July. Source: Pro Soccer USA

“It’ll be an eclectic bunch of buyers for an eclectic bunch of stuff.” — Auctioneer Alan Frenkel about the Fabulous Floridiana Auction, an event the Orange County Regional History Center held Aug. 10 to clear out some of its artifacts. Source: Orlando Sentinel

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78% Central Florida nonprofits optimistically responding in a recent survey that they plan to increase employee salaries in the current fiscal year. Source: Annual Compensation & Benefits Report issued by Crummer’s Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College

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