The Orlando Economic Partnership was awarded $110,000 through the Florida Defense Support Task Force (FDSTF) Grant Program.

The grant will support the Modeling, Simulation, and Training (MS&T) Center’s growth and expansion in Florida, emphasizing its national security value and contribution to Florida’s military installations. Additionally, this funding supports Orlando Economic Partnership’s efforts to expand MS&T education starting in middle school through graduate school.


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“This strong support from the Florida Defense Support Task Force recognizes the outstanding track record of Team Orlando, the National Center for Simulation and the powerful economic engine that is the Modeling and Simulation industry. We are pleased to partner with the National Center for Simulation on this important next step in the mission to preserve, protect and set the conditions to grow,” said Tim Giuliani, President & CEO, Orlando Economic Partnership.

Four other projects were awarded grants to protect military installations across the state. The award recipients include the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners, Clay County Development Authority, Polk County Board of County Commissioners, and the South Florida Progress Foundation.