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Lockheed, Northrop, General Dynamics land $140M in local contracts; to add 1,000+ jobs

Matthew Richardson
American City Business Journals

Major defense contractors earned big contracts with work in Orlando, and all of them are hiring dozens — even hundreds — of local workers. Military contracts contribute to the local economy in the form of jobs and subcontractor opportunities, and Central Florida is a major player when it comes to defense contracts . The region snags about $4 billion in government contracts each year because the nation’s Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines simulation operations are based in Central Florida Research Park.