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EVLC Meeting
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EVLC Meeting • Wednesday, September 12, 2:30 p.m. • Grand Conference Room • Blueprint IA • 315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 450, Tallahassee, FL

Intergovernmental Agency Board Workshop
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Intergovernmental Agency Board Workshop Topic: Office of Economic Vitality’s Programs, Initiatives and Implementation of the Economic Development Strategic/Work Plan When: September 20, 2018, 3-5 p.m. Where: Commission Chambers, City Hall, 300 S. Adams Street

2018 Leon Works Career Expo
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Make connections and build opportunities by becoming an exhibitor at this year’s Leon Works Career Expo! This Expo will host over 500 high school students and job seekers interested in finding new opportunities in the skilled workforce. To register, visit http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/leonworksexpo/Exhibit. Use code “LeonWorks10” to receive $10 off by August 31! #FLCapital4Biz

Targeted Industry Analysis and Selection Study, Economic Retrospective, and Incubator and Accelerator Study for Tallahassee-Leon County, Florida
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As a catalyst for change, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is charged with developing programs and initiatives that support a vibrant economic ecosystem that leverages ideas and innovations throughout the community. To be effective, it must have sound, relevant information about the economic and demographic history of the region, current drivers of
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MWSBE Academies: February-April 2018
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                            MWSBE Academies Minority, Women, & Small Business Entreprise (MWSBE) Academies are designed specifically for certified businesses to maximize their competitiveness. Don’t miss these upcoming academies, offered in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce,
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Sharing the #FLCapital4Biz Story with Amazon HQ2
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In October 2016, OEV had the privilege of preparing a response to Amazon’s RFP for its second headquarters facility, dubbed HQ2. Amazon recently announced it identified 20 communities to focus on after evaluating the 238 submissions it received in response to its RFP. Though Tallahassee-Leon County did not make the short list, the Office of
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URBAN VITALITY JOB CREATION PILOT PROGRAM
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The Urban Vitality Job Creation Pilot Program is a locally-based program designed to spur job creation, encourage employment stability, and promote economic vitality in the Promise Zone area. If you are a small business in or relocating to this area that plans to hire new employees in 2018, you may be eligible to participate in
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U-Haul to build its first smart mobility center in Tallahassee
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TaMaryn Waters, Democrat staff writer U-Haul’s plans to build its first ever “Smart Mobility Center” by converting vacant buildings on Tallahassee’s west side cleared a major rezoning hurdle. Last week, city commissioners approved a request to create a Planned Unit Development for roughly 24 acres near Capital Circle Northwest and Tennessee Street. The PUD allows
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Federal Grants Help FAMU Promote Entrepreneurship
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By Byron Dobson, Tallahassee Democrat senior writer | 4:00 p.m. ET Nov. 23, 2017 Florida A&M University’s efforts to promote entrepreneurship on campus and on Tallahassee’s south-side have been bolstered with more than $1 million in federal money. The funding will be used over a period of years to encourage and develop start-up businesses through
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