Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center

Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center

The Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center in Kissimmee will feature a 100,000-square-foot facility set to open in the second half of 2016. The center will be home to the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR), which will focus on the development and production...More details

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  • Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry: Judge Farms construction to start within a month

    Dewberry is about 30 days out from getting a permit to start building the 130-acre lake that will be the centerpiece of a new high-tech research park at Judge Farms. "Once we get the permit, we will immediately start construction," Vice President Kevin Knudsen told GrowthSpotter. The man-made lake...

  • Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    Orlando physician invests in Kissimmee's E192 tech corridor

    An Orlando gastroenterologist has purchased a prime commercial lot on E192 right in front of the new Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center. Muhammed Mohiuddin, who has a practice in St. Cloud, paid $1.2 million through an LLC affiliate in late July for the 3-acre lot. His practice is Gastro...

  • New classroom building in Osceola tops priority list for Valencia College

    New classroom building in Osceola tops priority list for Valencia College

    Valencia College will open its new Poinciana campus next year, but that still won't provide enough relief for the swelling enrollment at the college's main Osceola campus in Kissimmee. That's why the Board of Trustees on Wednesday named the $55.7 million classroom building in Kissimmee as top priority...

  • Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Belgium's imec to lead Osceola sensor research center, drive Tech Farm growth

    Osceola County officials have confirmed that Belgian tech firm imec has signed on to lead the county's nanoelectronics design center - an announcement that could vault the county's new Florida Tech Farm into an economic development engine for Central Florida. "Because imec has international credibility established...

  • Belgian tech leader imec opens downtown Kissimmee office

    Belgian tech leader imec opens downtown Kissimmee office

    Belgium-based imec, a global leader in nanoelectronics research and development, has set up shop in downtown Kissimmee, according to papers filed with the Florida Department of State. Long-rumored to be the anchor tenant that would put Osceola County's new tech research park on the map, imec meets...

  • Osceola to consider lifting building moratorium for some projects on E192

    Osceola to consider lifting building moratorium for some projects on E192

    Osceola County's planning staff has drafted a set of interim design guidelines for commercial projects that were stalled as a result of the six-month building moratorium for the E192 Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) District. But Rj Whidden & Associates, the firm that was hired to create the...

  • Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    Developer looking for JV partners on mixed use project near Osceola research park

    The owners of a 66-acre parcel on Fortune Road in Kissimmee are looking for development partners for the mixed-use project to complement a new high tech research park nearby on the Judge Farms property. "We believe we may be able to have some embedded synergies with them," David Salanitro told GrowthSpotter. "As...

  • Osceola research park master plan starting to take shape

    Osceola research park master plan starting to take shape

    Osceola County Manager Don Fisher said the master plan for a world-class tech research park at Judge Farms is starting to take shape after a team from Perkins + Will spent much of last week meeting with local stakeholders. The county hired the Austin-based firm in May to develop the masterplan...

  • Osceola to consider $15M contract with ICAMR & welcome Belgian tech firm

    Osceola to consider $15M contract with ICAMR & welcome Belgian tech firm

    Osceola County will pour $15 million into sensor and nanotechnology research under a five-year contract with the International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research. County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on the deal Monday. The county will also welcome a new global tech company that...

  • Osceola hires local firm to draft design standards for E192 by October

    Osceola hires local firm to draft design standards for E192 by October

    Anything and everything is on the table, according to Rj Whidden Vice President John Adams, whose firm has been tasked with developing design standards for the E192 corridor. County Commissioners voted Monday night to hire the Kissimmee firm, which is under retainer to the county, for $154,000...

  • Osceola approves Perkins+Will contract for Judge Farms masterplan

    Osceola approves Perkins+Will contract for Judge Farms masterplan

    Osceola County Commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a $625,000 contract with Perkins+Will to create a master plan for the Judge Farms research park. The Austin, Texas-based firm beat out seven other design firms in March for the chance to transform the site of the new Florida Advanced Manufacturing...

  • Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month building moratorium on E192 corridor

    Osceola Commissioners enact 6-month building moratorium on E192 corridor

    Saying the county needs time to write a set of design guidelines for the stretch of U.S. 192 surrounding the future Judge Farms research park, Osceola County Commissioners voted Monday to enact a 180-day building moratorium for area. The moratorium could affect several property owners who have...

  • Experts divided on how Osceola should proceed with hotel sites at Heritage Park

    Experts divided on how Osceola should proceed with hotel sites at Heritage Park

    Leading hotel experts are split over whether Osceola County should redo the solicitation for hotel development on three county-owned sites at Osceola Heritage Park and Judge Farms. But they all agree on one thing: even with the opening of a high-tech sensor center in 2017, that location on East...

  • Osceola considers whether to renew hotel developer search after one LOI submission

    Osceola considers whether to renew hotel developer search after one LOI submission

    After receiving just one letter of interest from a development group for three potential hotel sites, Oscoela County officials are weighing whether to evaluate the proposal or put the project back out on the street. Manatee Lost Lagoon Development, an affiliate of Orlando-based Mims Construction...

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