Richard Bilbao writes Florida Gov. Rick Scott selected Orlando for the center, adding he expects the facility to create 50 new jobs.
Orlando will receive 2,400 trainees per year and Bilbao writes that will bring business to hotels and restaurants.
Mayor Buddy Dyer said Siemens is one of the region’s largest employers and he estimates visiting technicians and other employees will occupy up to 7,200 hotel room nights.
Visitors will also spend money on meals and rental cars, he said.
The electronics and engineering conglomerate is also opening a new assembly and manufacturing plant in South Carolina in an effort to locate near educational institutions.