State of Downtown: Mayor Buddy Dyer highlights EA relocation and more

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    Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer‘s State of Downtown Address on Oct. 2 focused on a big proposed corporate relocation, as well as helping the city become a hub in the state.

    Dyer mentioned several areas required for the city to become a “360-degree center” for the state, including increasing quality of life, addressing transportation and meeting workforce needs. Among those areas, Dyer highlighted the proposed move of Redwood City, California-based video game giant Electronic Arts Inc. from Maitland to the $1.5 million Creative Village mixed use development, which includes UCF Downtown, the shared campus between the University of Central Florida and Valencia College.