NASA HBCU Technology Infusion Road Tour

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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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New Office of Economic Vitality Taking Shape
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A new economic development agency is taking shape in Leon County. Public and private sector leaders were drawing up a strategic plan for the organization Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Center for Advanced Power Systems in Innovation Park. Ben Pingree, who heads the joint City/County Office of Planning, Land Management and Community Development, said
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FAMU Scientist Makes History with Coveted Lecture Appointment
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Henry Neal Williams is an internationally known microbiologist, specializing in microbial ecology and infection control in dentistry. After spending a 37-year-career at the University of Maryland-Baltimore that took him from a laboratory scientist post to a doctorate in microbiology and ultimately, a post as assistant vice president for research, he is currently a professor and
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Tallahassee Students Top National Math Competition
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Throughout the year, Leon County’s Mu Alpha Theta members tested their mathematical knowledge in preparation for the big competition. And in July, their hard work paid off. Chiles High School tied for third place in the days-long 46th Mu Alpha Theta National Convention held at Washington University, St. Louis. Lincoln High finished eighth overall and Rickards
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Help Plan for Future Economic Development Efforts
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Have you ever been out looking for something to do or trying to find a place to eat and thought “Why doesn’t Tallahassee have …” Well now is your chance to tell city and county officials what development you are hoping to see in the area. The Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is
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