An Insider’s View of MED Week 2017

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An Insider’s View of MED Week 2017
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

You may have heard: the 2017 Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is around the corner! The planning committee for this year’s event is chaired by the Office of Economic Vitality’s LaTanya Raffington, Senior Coordinator of Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Programs. We took a moment to ask LaTanya a few questions
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MWSBE Certification Takes Your Business to the Next Level
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

In today’s competitive business landscape, a Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) certification sets your business apart from the rest. Here we’ll unpack what this certification means, how you can apply, and what you’ll gain as a certified MWSBE business. The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) MWSBE Program team is responsible for
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OEV Adds Six New Economic Indicators
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

OEV’s business analytics provides cutting edge data for informed decision-making and maximum competitiveness in Florida’s Capital for Business. Our data team maintains the most comprehensive database of economic statistics for Tallahassee-Leon County and has recently added six new economic indicators: Job Creation and Destruction Rates in the Tallahassee MSA illustrates the long-term ebb and flow
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Paving the Way for Innovation: Capital Infrastructure Drives Economic Development
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

Significant investments in public and private infrastructure have transformed Florida’s Capital into a top destination for businesses and residents alike. In tune with the growing demand for urban space, Tallahassee-Leon County has started to reap the rewards of smart, intentional investments such as gateway corridors, complete streets, a downtown trail network, stormwater systems, sidewalks, parks,
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Creating Champions: An Insider’s Look at OEV’s Committees
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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?
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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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