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Creating Champions: An Insider’s Look at OEV’s Committees
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Engaging the Community through a New Structure Last month, the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) officially kicked off four new leadership committees: the Competitive Projects Cabinet (CPC), the Economic Vitality Leadership Council (EVLC), the Economic Vitality Competitiveness Committee (EVCC), and the Minority, Women, & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Citizen’s Advisory Committee. This committee advisory structure
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Florida Job Growth Grant Fund
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Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are accepting economic development project proposals for the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Governor will be provided with vetted applications for final selection. Eligible projects include community infrastructure investments or workforce training programs. Public infrastructure projects can
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What is CapitalLOOP?
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Building a network of stakeholders to expand economic opportunities is pivotal to what we do at the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV). OEV, a division of Tallahassee-Leon County PLACE (Planning, Land Management & Community Enhancement), is the central economic development hub for Florida’s Capital and implementer of the community’s first-ever Economic Development Strategic Plan. To
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Third Quarterly Economic Update
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OEV will release its third Quarterly Economic Update on Monday, July 10. Read on for a few of the key points to expect from this report. The Tallahassee-Leon County economy has continued on an expansionary path into 2017. As of May 2017, employment growth in the Tallahassee MSA has increased by 4.4% over May 2016
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TCC Spark! Entrepreneur’s Forum
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On June 20th, 2017, OEV’s Cristina Paredes moderated the first TCC Spark! Entrepreneur’s Forum at the TCC Center for Innovation. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum series provides a space where mentors can share their stories of starting businesses, overcoming obstacles, and becoming successful in their fields, with the aim of helping attendees succeed themselves. The event included
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Danfoss Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Application Development Center
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OEV joined Danfoss Turbocor and its leaders from around the globe to celebrate the grand opening of its Application Development Center on Tuesday, June 27. This new state-of-the-art laboratory features three fully-automated test facilities capable of accommodating residential and commercial air-conditioning and heat pump equipment. The Application Development Center will also serve as a competence
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Senior Life Insurance Company Chooses Tallahassee-Leon County for First Florida Location
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The Tallahassee – Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, in collaboration with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Senior Life Insurance Company has selected Tallahassee-Leon County as the location for their first expansion into Florida. The establishment of this new office creates thirty, full-time financial services industry jobs and is
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OEV Staff Recognized by SEDC
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Congratulations to Engagement & Operations Manager Lindsay Volpe for receiving the Southern Economic Development Council Educational Foundation scholarship to assist with the advancement of her professional career in economic development. The scholarship ensures that dedicated individuals are given the opportunity to become trained and prepared in economic development in the U.S. Lindsay is working toward
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MWSBE Launches Industry Roundups
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In order to create a greater demand for certified MWSBEs in the professional services as well as create member benefits for certified MWSBEs, staff will be initiating Industry Roundups in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center, the Big Bend Minority Chamber, and Career Source. This Roundup will be held on June 27, 2017.
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OEV Staff Earns Economic Development Certificate
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To achieve the highest levels of program performance and to ensure best practice service provision as Tallahassee-Leon County’s leading economic development organization, OEV staff has undertaken several professional development opportunities to further their education and leadership within the profession. Cristina Paredes, Engagement and Operations Deputy Director, is now the second staff member to successfully complete
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