Earlier today, Governor Scott was joined by key leaders to announce the arrival of Voxx International Corporation to Lake Nona. The worldwide automotive and consumer electronics company formerly know as Audiovox plans to expand its production facility with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing center and corporate headquarters in Lake Nona, located near the Orlando International Airport at SR 417 and Boggy Creek Road on J Lawson Boulevard.
“We are excited to welcome VOXX to Lake Nona, where they will be located within one of the nation’s most innovative and fastest growing communities, which is home to Lake Nona Medical City and the USTA’s New Home of American Tennis,” said Jim Zboril, president of Lake Nona Property Holdings and Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group.
During a ground-breaking ceremony this afternoon, Voxx announced that it will invest $16.5 million, including land, in the project and create 134 jobs in addition to retaining 173 jobs.
In addition to serving as its executive headquarters, the Lake Nona site will feature a 115,000-square-foot facility manufacturing center that will produce some of its market-leading automotive entertainment systems and products.
This project was made possible with the help of close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Orange County, Tavistock Development Company and Orlando Economic Development Commission.
These massive lagoons create large-scale, Caribbean-style beachfront recreational locations anywhere, ideal for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing in a safe and fun environment. Major media including National Geographic, Popular Mechanics,International Business Times and Bloomberg Television have celebrated Crystal Lagoons for revolutionizing the world’s real estate sectors and for its innovative water treatment technology – resulting in up to 100 times fewer additives, and averaging only two percent of the energy required by traditional water filtration systems.
Crystal Lagoon in Dubai
Crystal Lagoons is currently finalizing a 90-acre lagoon in Dubai. These new lagoons are making their U.S. debut via new projects throughout Florida, plus more in the works in other states. The first lagoon was built 17 years ago in Chile and still holds the Guinness World Record as the largest swimming pool in the world, at 20 acres in size. The project successfully broke all real estate sales forecasts many times over, which is why developers worldwide are seizing upon this new trend.
Lake Nona is pleased to announce that its Laureate Park neighborhood was recognized with the Grand Award for Communities in the 2014 Parade of Homes.
Laureate Park, Lake Nona
Located next to Lake Nona Medical City, Laureate Park is an altogether wired-in, future-evoking community characterized by modern design and smart features. In addition to a wide variety of homes, Laureate Park offers residents exclusive access to a resort-style Aquatic Center, pocket parks and green walkways, a community garden, and cultural, sporting and entertainment events in addition to serving as Florida’s first gigabit community.
The Parade of Homes is a long-standing community event that showcases the new homes available in Central Florida. It is not only a competition for the industry, but a highly-attended public event that is fun and educational for future homebuyers. For more information visit our website atwww.ParadeofHomesOrlando.com