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Tallahassee-Leon County One of Several Florida Communities to Host 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange
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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. Department of State, announced the list of host cities and counties for the 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, also known as ACE 8. From December 3-9, the tour will showcase
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Celebrating One Year of OEV
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It’s hard to believe OEV first opened its doors one year ago. From day one early last spring, and with the support of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, we hit the ground running and built a dynamic staff dedicated to the accountability, transparency, citizen engagement and professional management of economic development initiatives. It’s been a great
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Explore Outdoor Adventures with Leon County
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Leon County is hosting Exploring Our Backyard on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event offers an interactive day learning about the rich natural environment in the Big Bend region, gaining practical skills for outdoor adventures, and discovering the best places to explore. The day aims to break down barriers and
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2017 Sustainable Communities Summit to Focus on Sustainable Tourism
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The 2017 Leon County Sustainable Communities Summit is coming up soon and will engage industry partners and citizens. A Hospitality Industry Workshop at Goodwood Museum & Gardens on Wednesday, February 8 from 7 a.m. to noon will focus on Sustainable Tourism featuring expert keynote speakers, including Florida-based team Destination Better, who will engage attendees about how
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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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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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