Orlando is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas not only in the state of Florida, but in the country. Technology, Medical, Attractions and of course sunshine are all driving factors to Orlando's tremendous growth. Four counties make up the Greater Orlando area. These are Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake counties. A fifth county, Brevard County which is essentially Orlando's Beach area is not included in the list as it is a little further out from Downtown Orlando.