KPMG LLP has selected Orlando, FL for its new state-of-the art learning, development, and innovation facility. The project represents $400 million in capital investments and will further enhance the world-class training capabilities the company offers to its partners and professionals. The 55-acre campus will be built in the 14-square-mile community of Lake Nona, with construction scheduled to begin in spring 2017.
“At KPMG, we’re passionate about developing our people and creating growth opportunities for them,” said Lynne Doughtie, Chairman and CEO, KPMG LLP. “This facility is a significant investment that will ensure our partners and professionals continue to have access to leading-edge learning and development opportunities to enrich themselves, stay connected to our inclusive, innovative culture, and remain equipped to deliver the highest quality in this fast-changing marketplace. Delivering a world-class training experience also is an investment in our ability to attract and retain the best talent.”
The facility’s Innovation Center will provide an immersive learning experience that will enhance the skills KPMG professionals bring to client situations. The project will also feature 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.”
“Lake Nona has become an economic engine for our entire region,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “KPMG’s learning, development and innovation facility will build upon Lake Nona’s development success, creating more new jobs for Floridians and bringing a continuous economic boost to our community.”
“Orange County is extremely pleased to join in announcing KPMG’s decision to build their new, innovation-driven global training center in Central Florida, and I look forward to bringing this proposal to our Board of County Commissioners for their consideration later this month,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “This project includes 80 high-wage jobs, as well capital investments of more than $400 million. KPMG executives from across the nation will travel here for extended training, providing us with an excellent opportunity to showcase our world-class community. Their presence in Central Florida signals the strength of our professional service sector, as well as the preparedness of our workforce.”
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