The two buildings, which are to serve as the anchor for a medical city complex at Lake Nona, are being heralded major coups to diversify the local economy.
"Is it a great day in Orange County or what?" asked Orange County Mayor Rich Crotty as he took the podium Wednesday morning.
The ceremony took place under a tent just off S.R. 417 with the construction site and a cadre of bulldozers and dump trucks serving as the backdrop.