Orlando is a great place to live, work and play and be gay! In addition to the great reasons to live here, if you are a LGBT businessman or woman, Orlando is also the place for you to relocate to!
The Metro Orlando area is a great market of over 2 million people in the worlds playground. The area receives tens of millions of visitors every year and despite the poor economy it is still on the grow. Thanks to our great climate, good road network – ok…there might be some traffic..but everywhere has traffic! – as well as two international airports in the area, Orlando is the place to be if you are a business owner.
People from all over the world come and set up shop here in this beautiful part of Central Florida. But, if you are a LGBT business owner, what does the Orlando market look like for you? Well thanks to the Metropolitan Business Association, dubbed “Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce” it looks pretty good!
For those unfamiliar with the MBA, it is an organization that wishes to build small businesses and nurture professional resources for the LGBT community in Orlando as well as others. It aims to oppose prejudice, encourage fellowship and provide a positive role model for all. It also wishes to certify LGBT owned businesses as LGBT Business Enterprises to help open opportunities for them to be involved in the wider corporate and government networks.
Currently there are in excess of 250 members of the MBA and it is growing all the time. It is governed by a 12 strong volunteer board of directors and host numerous events all the time.
Some examples of the type of events held include: Monthly Mixers, Business Workshops, Cocktail events and more! It is also the producer of “Come Out With Pride Orlando” the largest pride parade in the state and has successfully launched “Converge Orlando” the Central Florida LGBT Conventions and Visitors Bureau.
Phew! So in short, if you are a LGBT small business owner who is in Orlando or who is looking to relocate to Orlando, we are a pretty happening place and the MBA is a wonderful local organization promoting and helping LGBT businesses be successful.
With Orlando being such a great place to live and having a very welcoming LGBT community and many friendly neighborhoods, the metro Orlando area is the perfect relocation destination. If you are considering relocating to Orlando and are looking for a beautiful property in the area contact Steve Glose for professional Orlando Real Estate advice.