Engagement & Operations
Economic Vitality

Cristina Paredes, Deputy Director

The Engagement and Operations Division serves as the liaison to partners across the private, public, and educational sectors and works strategically to convey our community’s economic vitality to partners and prospective clients across our community. The Division oversees the implementation of our community’s long-range economic development strategic plan as well as ensures accountability, transparency, citizen engagement and professional management of economic development projects, programs and incentives.

Growing Your Business

The Division leads the sales, recruitment, business retention and expansion activities to develop and diversify industry and growth in Tallahassee/Leon County. By connecting these sectors, the Engagement and Operations Division helps join forces to foster entrepreneurship advance local businesses, grow targeted industry sectors and attract innovative companies to our area. We also work closely with industry leaders in the region across several targeted industry sectors to address these important growth markets.

Lindsay Volpe, Division Coordinator

Lindsay Volpe, Division Manager

As your business grows its impact in our community and its industry at large, this Division assists you with retention and expansion initiatives aimed at maintaining your momentum as you move forward. We work directly with your company to find the perfect location for your new building on a case-by-case basis. Whether you are increasing staff, adding new products or services, or constructing a new facility headquarters, the Office of Economic Vitality team is standing by to assist your company in reaching your full potential. Your business is our future.

Financial Assistance

To assist businesses access funding for needed research, relocation, training and staffing, the Division manages a wide variety of state/local funding and support options. These financial options are focused on assisting target industry job creation. Our staff works closely with each business owners to help guide them throughout this process to determine your needs and qualifications for the incentives.

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Applications for Leon CARES Assistance Open On Monday, August 17 at 8 a.m.
If you have been impacted by COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive direct assistance through Leon County’s Leon CARES program starting Monday, August 17. Leon CARES provides federal funds to meet critical community needs related to COVID-19.
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