Tallahassee Ranked a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs

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Tallahassee Ranked a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs
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Tallahassee, Florida has been named a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur magazine. The ranking comes in the August edition of the publication, which is in homes, offices, and newsstands now. The ranking was part of a partnership between Entrepreneur Magazine and Livabillity.com. Tallahassee ranked 46th on the list and is one of only
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Six Tallahassee Companies Ranked Among Best Places to Work in Florida
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Six Tallahassee companies were ranked as some of this year’s best places to work in Florida, by Florida Trend Magazine. Capital City Bank, MCCi, Moore Communications Group, Rogers Gunter Vaughn Insurance, Partners in Association Management and Ausley McMullen were all named to the list. Florida Trend ranked the top 100 companies in Florida based on
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Florida State Receives $10M for Nuclear Research Center
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Florida State University will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a new Energy Frontier Research Center that will focus on accelerating scientific efforts needed to support nuclear waste cleanup. The center will focus on developing technologies for recycling nuclear fuel and cleaning up Cold War-era weapon production sites. It will
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TLH’s Curry Named Aviation Professional of the Year
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The Florida Department of Transportation named Chris Curry, the city of Tallahassee’s director of aviation, its 2016 Aviation Professional of the Year. The award recognizes an industry pro making contributions to airport management, maintenance and technological research or advancement. The award was given on Saturday at the Florida Airports Council’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. Among Curry’s accomplishments
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City Votes to Repeal Business License Tax
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At the July City of Tallahassee budget workshop, the City Commission voted unanimously to repeal the City’s long standing business license tax.  The repeal will require an ordinance change from the Commission, but Commissioners indicated their desire to pass such an ordinance as soon as possible with a 5-0 unanimous vote in support of repealing
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Florida’s GDP Growth Ranked Third in Nation
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Florida’s gross domestic product, or overall economic output, grew 3.1 percent in 2015, beating the national growth rate of 2.4 percent — the third-fastest rate among all large states. In a news release Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott‘s office pointed out that Florida’s growth outpaced the growth rates of California and Texas. Not surprisingly, real estate rents
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Help Plan for Future Economic Development Efforts
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County and City Provide Opportunities for Citizen Input Throughout the summer, the Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is seeking citizen input on our community’s future business environment as part of the County’s and City’s ongoing economic development strategic planning process. The information gathered will be incorporated into the strategic plan, which will be
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Leon County Works with Citizens to Save Time and Money in Permitting Process
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In an ongoing effort to enhance service delivery, Leon County Government collaborated with developers and citizen stakeholders to make permitting approvals for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) an easier, quicker, and more affordable process. As a result, applicants can now expect to save a minimum of $1,697 in permitting fees while reducing the approval time by
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Office of Economic Vitality Seeking Director
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  The Tallahassee | Leon County Office of Economic Vitality seeks a full-time director. The director will oversee three divisions (strategic planning, engagement, and operations; minority, women, and small business enterprise; and research and analytics) and report to the director of the Department of PLACE. Click here to view the job description and/or apply. Minimum Training
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Construction Estimating Institute of America Offering Info Session to Women and Minority Business Owners
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What do you need to be successful? The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Construction Council and the Construction Estimating Institute of America is hosting an information session on Monday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. specifically for women and minority business owners. The event will be held at FAMU’s School of Architecture, room 121. Attendees
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