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OEV Launches Innovative Web Service to Support Local Businesses

October 18, 2022

SizeUpOEV provides free market research and business intelligence to help small businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is launching SizeUpOEV on the OEV website today. SizeUpOEV uses big data, cloud computing, and computer algorithms to deliver custom analysis for local businesses. This powerful market research and business intelligence data is industry-specific and hyperlocal. […]

OEV Announces 30th Annual Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development Week Events Schedule

October 17, 2022

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

$1 Million SmartSteps Microloan Program Earns International Recognition for Economic Equity & Inclusion

September 20, 2022

The Office of Economic Vitality receives their first Gold Award at the 2022 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference for the SmartSteps Microloan Program TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) SmartSteps Microloan Program with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Economic […]

MWSBE Spotlight: Bannerman Landscape

August 23, 2022

Bannerman Landscape is a MWSBE Certified, women-owned business founded by Linda Hunkiar in 2008. They have over 25 years of industry experience in both commercial and residential landscaping. Their certified professional staff—including a FNGLA Certified Horticulturist; Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector; FNGLA Certified Landscape Technician; and ISA Certified Arborist—ensure all projects meet the […]

2021 Annual Economic Review

July 20, 2022

The Annual Economic Review is a one- and five-year retrospective of the 13 indicators featured in the quarterly economic dashboard. Annual data gives wider context than quarterly updates, enabling the evaluation of long-term strategic objectives. Whether an indicator is positive, negative, or neutral depends upon one’s perspective. Policymakers like tight labor markets more than employers […]

Leon County Earns Nine Awards for National Best Practices

May 26, 2022

Focused on setting the highest standard in public service, Leon County received 9 national Achievement Awards for exceptional County programs and services from the National Association of Counties (NACo), bringing the County’s total to 95 NACo awards since 2013. Annually, NACo seeks to recognize innovative county government programs from across the nation. With awards in […]

Complete the Leon County Broadband Services Survey

March 23, 2022

This 5-minute survey is a part of Tallahassee-Leon County’s Local Technology Planning Team’s Broadband Initiative to determine the Internet/broadband needs for ALL residents and businesses of Leon County. Please have a person in your household/business who is 18 years or older and makes household/business decisions about technology or the internet complete the survey. We value […]

The Office of Economic Vitality “Tapped” for State-Wide Award

November 8, 2021

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality(OEV) was honored by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) with the Innovation in Marketing Public-Private Partnership Award for its ElectroMagnetic Bitter campaign. To celebrate the local flavors of Florida’s capital community and its world-class magnetic technologies, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) thought to launch a […]

OEV Receives Four International Economic Development Awards

October 14, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 14, 2021 – The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality(OEV) has been recognized with four Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the following initiatives: Data Driver,aproject in the category of Print Brochure. Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Division,aproject in the category of Economic […]

Black Business Month Spotlight: Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises

August 17, 2021

As President and owner of Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises (ARE), Inc., Terry Arnold have been serving the greater Tallahassee area for over 25 years.  Terry, a Tallahassee native, along with his wife Tammy, has built this family-owned business from the ground up. Since 1995, ARE has been one of Tallahassee’s best with a history of reliable […]

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December 8, 2022

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee created the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 163.01(7). The Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors, comprised of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission, provides leadership of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency and implements the programs and projects of the Office […]

January 26, 2023

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.