Danfoss Celebrates Second Expansion in Tallahassee-Leon County with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

May 31, 2024

We’re excited to announce that Danfoss unveiled their second expansion in Tallahassee-Leon County earlier this week. Over 100 attendees—including local leadership, descendants of Danfoss founder Mads Clausen, Danfoss executives, and Danfoss customers from across the globe—heard remarks from Danfoss President & CEO Kim Fausing and Ricardo Schneider, President & CEO of Danfoss Turbocor® leading up to a […]

Small Business Recovery Resources Following the North Florida Tornadoes

May 16, 2024

In the aftermath of the devastating North Florida tornadoes on May 10, OEV is compiling a comprehensive list of small business recovery resources to assist those impacted. These resources will include information on financial aid, grants, loan programs, technical assistance, and other support services designed to help small businesses rebuild and thrive once again. Check […]

Tallahassee MSA Named Strongest Economy in the United States

May 8, 2024

Tallahassee received high marks as a leading metro area in the 2023 Leading Metro Locations report published in the Q4 2023 issue of Area Development magazine. Leading metro areas are those poised for long-term growth and are often hubs of high-tech industry, where workers may benefit from an affordable cost of living. Area Development magazine […]

Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Honored with 2024 Regional Deal of the Year Award for Amazon Project 

April 26, 2024

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) proudly announces its receipt of the 2024 Regional Deal of the Year award bestowed by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC). OEV Director Keith Bowers accepted the award, which was presented at the FEDC Foundation Annual Conference Diamond Jubilee Awards Dinner on the night of April 16, […]

Rolling Unit Presents Demo Product to Local Stakeholders

December 13, 2023

Rolling Unit, LLC., the North American expansion of Estonian-based MDSC Systems, is a trailblazer in manufacturing portable solutions designed for use in critical sectors such as military, emergency management, and healthcare. Their product is designed to be towed by standard vehicles—such as cars, SUVs, or vans—and boasts an impressive deployment time of just 15 minutes. […]

Love Your Local Celebrates Milestone: 500 Local Businesses Showcased on the Online Directory

November 27, 2023

The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) proudly announces the inclusion of 500 local businesses on the Love Your Local directory at This milestone is a testament to our thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and underscores the rich tapestry of businesses that make our community unique.  Love Your Local was launched by OEV in 2018 as a […]

TC Bakery’s Historic Expansion at Tallahassee International Airport 

November 22, 2023

A local Tallahassee bakery made history as the first black, woman-owned bakery in the Tallahassee International Airport. TC Bakery, led by Jennifer Young, began a groundbreaking partnership with Tallahassee International Airport to achieve this historic accomplishment, offering insights into the power of seizing opportunities in the pursuit of success.   When Tailwind Hospitality, Inc., an airport concessions company, extended an invitation for local businesses to […]

Love Your Local this Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2023

Small businesses are the heart and soul of Tallahassee-Leon County, and they need our support now more than ever. This upcoming Small Business Saturday, November 25, we are encouraging citizens to show their love for our local businesses by participating in the “Love Your Local” movement and visiting Small Business Saturday is a nationwide […]

OEV Announces 31st Annual Big Bend MED Week Schedule of Events, Award Recipients

September 29, 2023

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality today announced the events lineup for the 30th Anniversary Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.

Join Us at First Friday for the Second Amazon Hiring Information Session!

July 5, 2023

Save the date for Friday, July 7, because we are hosting the second Amazon Information Session to coincide with the First Friday Festival at Railroad Square! During this session, the Amazon Team will cover hiring prerequisites (application, background check, drug screening, etc.), provide an overview of benefits, and highlight the opportunities for growth within the […]

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July 24, 2024

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

July 24, 2024

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. It will form subcommittees and a task force to determine milestones and […]