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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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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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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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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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Tallahassee|Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Opens for Business
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The day after the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency appointed itself as the new economic development organization last week, the Office of Economic Vitality began to take shape. “We’ve been exceptionally busy,” said Ben Pingree, director of Planning, Land Management and Community Enhancement, “starting from first thing Tuesday morning after the IA meeting.” Pingree has formally alerted the
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