News 13: Orlando mayor focuses on tech growth in State of Downtown address

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the State of Downtown Address, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer discussed the growth and future possibilities of tech here in Central Florida.

The mayor said the city is becoming a hub for technology companies and is the fastest-growing US city for IT talent and the second fastest-growing city for tech worker salaries.

“The Metaverse is literally being created right here in Orlando,” explained Mayor Buddy Dyer.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer added that the foundation for the technology economy moving forward is the metaverse. The virtual world was a major part of Wednesday’s speech, and it was also how he presented the downtown address in Creative Village, the city’s tech hub. He said the impact technology is having on the city is extending beyond a virtual world.

“This moment, the highest concentration of game developer licenses in the entire country are right here in central Florida,” added the mayor.

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