Now a very different kind of foreign investment is coming here – one based not on tourism, but medical research and aircraft construction.
Mazor Robotics, Inc. is an Israeli developer that builds surgical robots for medical research. The company recently announced that it was relocating its U.S. headquarters to Orlando.
What attracted them, the company’s CEO noted, was the existing health care infrastructure in this city, including the expansive Lake Nona Medical Complex.
“We look forward to relocating our U.S. base to the Metro Orlando area,” said Ori Hadomi, CEO of Mazor Robotics. “We anticipate a great deal of growth over the next several years, and the medical centers in Florida have been innovators with their rapid adoption of the Renaissance technology. We strongly believe that with the Orlando area’s commitment to providing a superior environment for medical research and development, our company will be well-positioned to maximize that growth opportunity.”
At the same time, an Italy-based airplane manufacturer called Italico Aviation announced it would open a manufacturing plant at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport, to build light sports aircraft. Continue reading