2016 Performance Report now Available

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2016 Performance Report now Available
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The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Performance Report was made available earlier this week and highlights the successes of 2016 as well as the goals that will carry the Blueprint promise forward in years to come. Read the Performance Report >>

Explore Outdoor Adventures with Leon County
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Leon County is hosting Exploring Our Backyard on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event offers an interactive day learning about the rich natural environment in the Big Bend region, gaining practical skills for outdoor adventures, and discovering the best places to explore. The day aims to break down barriers and
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2017 Sustainable Communities Summit to Focus on Sustainable Tourism
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The 2017 Leon County Sustainable Communities Summit is coming up soon and will engage industry partners and citizens. A Hospitality Industry Workshop at Goodwood Museum & Gardens on Wednesday, February 8 from 7 a.m. to noon will focus on Sustainable Tourism featuring expert keynote speakers, including Florida-based team Destination Better, who will engage attendees about how
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Jim Moran Institute Opens Applications for Small Business Executive Program Class VI
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The Jim Moran Institute has opened applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class VI in Tallahassee.  The program is designed to assist CEO’s in thinking differently to become more efficient in running their business. Those interested should visit www.jmi.fsu.edu and click on Programs to apply. Businesses that have been operating for more than
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NASA HBCU Technology Infusion Road Tour
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NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), in collaboration with the Office of Education (OE) and the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), will be hosting the NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour.  Together, these three offices will provide an open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives to learn about NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), STMD’s Small
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Free CoWorking Spaces Available for Affected Businesses
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To help local businesses rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality is coordinating with Domi Station and Co-Lab @ The Pod to offer free working space to those businesses affected by the storm and recent power outages. Domi Station and the Co-Lab @ The Pod will provide is free co-working space through
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After Hermine, County and City Waive Permit Fees to Rebuild
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To help the community rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will waive growth management and building permit fees for storm-related repairs. Fees will also be waived retroactively for completed projects. Permit fees to remove storm-damaged trees will also be waived. To be eligible for the waiver, the person performing the
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Tallahassee Ranked No. 11 Among Most Educated Cities
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Tallahassee is ranked the 11th most educated city in the country, according to a study released by Wallet Hub. Beating out the capital city were Ann Arbor, Mich.; the DC-Virginia-Maryland area and Madison, Wisc. But Tallahassee placed higher than Raleigh, N.C., Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region. Analysts for the research firm compared
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Economic Development Plan Primed for Rollout
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City of Tallahassee and Leon County officials teased parts of the area’s new economic development plan during a breakout session Saturday at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference in Amelia Island. The unreleased plan, which would require the approval of city and county commissioners, includes initiatives aimed at business formation, business retention and expansion, tech transfer
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Top States for Doing Business
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Florida ranked #7 overall The 7th annual “Top State for Doing Business Survey” gauges the current business climate among the fifty states as perceived by the industry’s most active site consultants. Florida also ranked #1 in corporate tax environment and #4 in cooperative and responsive state government. Plus, highly in multiple other top factor categories.
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