How this local one-of-a-kind, 250-acre sports/health project may have statewide impact

Aug 24, 2018

Clermont, known for providing superior training for triathletes at its National Training Center, soon may become home to even more sports training venues and Olympic stars if the city approves the planned 250-acre Olympus, one of its biggest projects ever. And the scope of the development may have statewide implications, too, said one city official.

“We’re looking at corporate headquarters relocating here, we’re looking at architecture and engineering firms here, we’re looking at tech-based firms, sports performance and wearables and those things can be co-located here,” Shannon Schmidt, the economic development director for Clermont, told Orlando Business Journal. “So these are really next-generation employment opportunities that are attractive to the city in providing employment opportunities not just to residents but the communities that surround us.”…

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