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Startup Grind Spotlight
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Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting a million entrepreneurs in more than 200 cities. They nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of their global community is a series of monthly events featuring successful local founders,
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Tallahassee-Leon County One of Several Florida Communities to Host 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange
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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. Department of State, announced the list of host cities and counties for the 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, also known as ACE 8. From December 3-9, the tour will showcase
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MWSBE #GetsInTheLOOP
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Ensuring that all businesses have an equitable chance to grow and thrive in Tallahassee-Leon County is central to OEV’s mission to promote economic development in our community.   “With our partners, we can help minorities and women take advantage of all the tools in the OEV tool kit to help them grow” – Darryl Jones,
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#GetInTheLOOP
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Are you in the LOOP? OEV’s brand new Business Retention and Expansion initiative, the Capital Local Outreach Opportunity Program (CapitalLOOP), is underway and ready for business. Take advantage of our cutting-edge business intelligence and customized data analytics to perform location marketing and grow your business. Interface between community and government partners to ensure you are
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Celebrating One Year of OEV
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It’s hard to believe OEV first opened its doors one year ago. From day one early last spring, and with the support of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, we hit the ground running and built a dynamic staff dedicated to the accountability, transparency, citizen engagement and professional management of economic development initiatives. It’s been a great
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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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FSU professor lands $1.8 million Army grant for capacitor development
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Read original Tallahassee Democrat online. TaMaryn Waters, Democrat staff writer Published 6:00 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2017 Florida State engineering professor Jim Zheng landed a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army to develop an internal hybrid battery/capacitor power system — a safer, easier and lighter power source for soldiers. It’s the next big step
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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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