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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Black Business Month Spotlight: Formals By Vince

Vincent Raffington is the owner and CEO of Formals by Vince, a Tallahassee mainstay since 2010. Formals by Vince have long been recognized in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas for providing classic and contemporary formal wear. Vincent Raffington began his career in men’s formal wear in 1986 under Sacino’s Formalwear in St. Petersburg, FL. Vincent

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Black Business Month Spotlight: Johnson+Milner

Johnson+Milner, Inc. (J+M) started in early 2013 when the founders Aaron Milner and George Johnson, Jr. took advantage of an opportunity to start a structural engineering firm while breaking away from an existing firm. They solicited the help of an engineering professor, Primus Mtenga, to bring additional years of knowledge and experience to the firm.

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Black Business Month Spotlight: SitiART Beauty Studio

SitiART Beauty Studio is Tallahassee’s premier private, boutique-style atelier that provides over a dozen beauty and grooming services. SitiART was founded by Siteria “Siti” Gregory, a professional makeup artist, licensed esthetician, nail tech, brow tech and permanent brow artist, with over a decade of combined experience and with a specialty in skin of Color.  Owner

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Black Business Month Spotlight: Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc.

Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc. (MDCG) is a Tallahassee-based business dedicated to assisting organizations and individuals develop creative strategies to maximize their profit and their potential. MDCG welcomes the opportunity to partner with non-profits, for-profits, universities, and community organizations to develop experience-driven solutions that will assist in operating more efficiently, effectively, and strategically. MDCG aims

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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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