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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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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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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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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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Congresswoman Gwen Graham Presents Small Business Workshop
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Unsure if you have what it takes to run or start a successful small business in North Florida? Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and their resource partners for an informative Small Business Workshop, presented by U.S. Representative Gwen Graham, next Tuesday, June 28, from 5-7:00 p.m. Attendees will: Gain a basic understanding of the key steps
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Workshops Continue to Shape Future Local Economic Growth
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Input Sought on Community-Wide Economic Development Strategic Plan The Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is hosting its second Economic Development Strategic Plan listening and networking sessions on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Domi Station, 914 Railroad Avenue. This is an opportunity for all entrepreneurs and startup businesses to get
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‘Project Presidential’ Gets Match Money
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Leon County and Tallahassee commissioners this week approved resolutions to pitch in up to $54,000 each in incentives toward a job-creation effort called “Project Presidential.” Both governments are splitting a 20-percent local match that will stretch over a three- to five-year period. The hope is to sweeten a deal for a Tallahassee-based company that’s discussing a major
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