KPMG LLC announced its plans today to build a 55-acre learning, development, and innovation facility in Lake Nona located in the City of Orlando. KPMG expects to create 80 high-wage jobs in Orlando and make a more than $400 million capital investment. Construction on the new, state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to begin in spring 2017 and be completed in late 2019. This will be the largest capital investment project that the Orlando EDC has worked on in the last 10 years.
This brand-new facility represents KPMG’s progressive vision to create an energetic forum for learning for its employees, further enhancing its world-class training capabilities. The premier meeting space will include an Innovation Center, a museum, as well as 800 guest rooms, fitness and outdoor recreational facilities, and multiple food and beverage venues.
“Our center will be the cornerstone of our learning and development strategy, which will continue to blend in-person training and virtual options,” said P. Scott Ozanus, Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, KPMG LLP. “It will give our partners and professionals the benefits of alternating between classroom and field-like training environments for an experience that is interactive, innovative, and collaborative.”
The vision of KPMG’s new facility matched perfectly with Lake Nona’s focus on inspiring human performance – one of the many reasons why KPMG choose Orlando for its global training facility. Additional reasons included Orlando’s direct flights to 90% of KPMG’s office locations, world-class infrastructure, community partner engagement, competitive business climate, and (of course) year-round, sunny skies.
“KPMG now joins other high-caliber companies – USTA, ADP, Deloitte, Verizon – all global companies who have chosen to invest in the Orlando region because they now know the ‘other half’ of Orlando’s story,” said Robert Utsey, chair of the Orlando Economic Development Commission.
KPMG’s new campus will help us further the regional branding message, “Orlando. You don’t know the half of it,” with professionals from all over the world experiencing Orlando, first-hand, from a business perspective.