Targeted Industry Analysis and Selection Study, Economic Retrospective, and Incubator and Accelerator Study for Tallahassee-Leon County, Florida

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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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

                            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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

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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November 29: Entrepreneurial Engagement Meeting
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Register now for the 2017 Entrepreneurial Engagement Meeting!

Makers Make Their Mark at Startup Week
Gallery Uncategorized Lindsay Volpe

By TOM FLANIGAN • NOV 14, 2017 This is Startup Week in Tallahassee. The observance is intended to promote more entrepreneurship and business creativity. One of the occasion’s first events took place on Monday (11/13) morning and focused on local small businesses that actually make things. A Capital City mother/daughter team was talking about the
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An Insider’s View of MED Week 2017
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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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