Federal Grants Help FAMU Promote Entrepreneurship

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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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Makers Make Their Mark at Startup Week
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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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MWSBE Certification Takes Your Business to the Next Level
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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
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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
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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
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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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