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OEV Preps Local Businesses for Reopening with Impact Survey, PPE Site

May 12, 2020

This week, under Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order 20-112, certain businesses across Florida will slowly begin to open their doors to customers. Here in Florida’s capital, local businesses that are choosing to re-open are taking extra precautions to be safe as Florida’s recovery begins.

Blueprint Activates $1M Grant for Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19, Awards 71 Additional Businesses

April 22, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Yesterday, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board), comprised of Leon County Commissioners and City of Tallahassee Commissioners, activated a $1 million grant program to assist local non-profits impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Local Emergency Assistance for Non-profits (LEAN) grant program, which will be administered by the Tallahassee-Leon County

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OEV Announces the Closure of $1M Grant after Awarding 487 Businesses

April 7, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 6, 2020 – Today, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) has announced the closure of its COVID-19 Economic Disaster Relief (CEDR) Grant Program after awarding over 487 businesses with over 4,400 employees and rapidly injected a $1 million of direct support to the Tallahassee-Leon County local economy….. Click here for

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Local Businesses Awarded 24 Hours after Activation of $1M Blueprint Grant

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 26, 2020 – Today, less than 24 hours after activating the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Relief Grant Program, the County and City have awarded critical grantdollars to local businesses in urgent need. Earley’s Kitchen and Hair on Earth are among the first 25 businesses to receive grant funding.Program, the County and City have awarded

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Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors Activates $1M Grant for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors Activates $1M Grant for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 25, 2020 – Today, the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors (IA Board), comprised of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the City of Tallahassee Commissions, activated the COVID-19 Emergency Disaster Relief (CEDR) Grant Program

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Office of Economic Vitality Announces Elevate Florida’s Capital for Business First Grant Recipient

April 22, 2019

Junior Achievement Awarded Workforce Development Funding •  In an effort to close gaps between existing workforce development programs and the needs of local businesses, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) established, under the Elevate Florida’s Capital for Business Grant Fund, Elevate Your Workforce earlier this year. This grant provides funding to local organizations that demonstrate

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Targeted Industry Analysis and Selection Study, Economic Retrospective, and Incubator and Accelerator Study for Tallahassee-Leon County, Florida

March 13, 2018

As a catalyst for change, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is charged with developing programs and initiatives that support a vibrant economic ecosystem that leverages ideas and innovations throughout the community. To be effective, it must have sound, relevant information about the economic and demographic history of the region, current drivers of

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MWSBE Spring 2018 Curriculum

March 5, 2018

MWSBE Academies: February-April 2018

February 5, 2018

MWSBE Academies Minority, Women, & Small Business Entreprise (MWSBE) Academies are designed specifically for certified businesses to maximize their competitiveness. Don’t miss these upcoming academies, offered in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, Capital City Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource, and Wells Fargo Bank. All classes are hosted

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Sharing the #FLCapital4Biz Story with Amazon HQ2

January 24, 2018

In October 2016, OEV had the privilege of preparing a response to Amazon’s RFP for its second headquarters facility, dubbed HQ2. Amazon recently announced it identified 20 communities to focus on after evaluating the 238 submissions it received in response to its RFP. Though Tallahassee-Leon County did not make the short list, the Office of

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August 24, 2022

The Economic Vitality Leadership Council is responsible for meeting quarterly to increase the community’s competitiveness across the six economic development initiatives, provide advice upon implementation of the strategic plan, encourage collaboration across all sectors of the community, and recommend improvements to improve competitiveness.            

August 24, 2022

The Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) explores strategies for engaging and empowering MWSBEs to meet goals identified in the Economic Development Strategic Plan. This citizen-led committee provides critical input, oversight, and transparency toward OEV’s MWSBE goal attainment, and will form subcommittees and a task force to determine milestones and

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