OEV Staff Earns Economic Development Certificate

June 6, 2017

To achieve the highest levels of program performance and to ensure best practice service provision as Tallahassee-Leon County’s leading economic development organization, OEV staff has undertaken several professional development opportunities to further their education and leadership within the profession. Cristina Paredes, Engagement and Operations Deputy Director, is now the second staff member to successfully complete […]

Co-working Wednesdays

Reenergize your weekly routine with a visit to one of Tallahassee-Leon County’s collaborative Wednesday events. From Women Wednesdays at Domi Station to Terrance Barber’s Working Class Wednesdays, there are ample options to get connected with other local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Women Wednesdays Barbara Wescott, founder and CEO of the local startup Swellcoin, has created […]

Cost of Living Report for Florida’s Capital and New Economic Indicators

C2ER Cost of Living Index The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) recently published the first quarter, 2017 Cost of Living Index and the cost of living in Tallahassee-Leon County was found to be competitive within the region and lower than the average of the 265 urban areas that participated in the index. Covering […]

City of Tallahassee to Receive $300,000 in Brownfields Grants

June 1, 2017

The City of Tallahassee continues to have one of the most successful Brownfields programs in the southeastern United States. The City of Tallahassee is among 172 communities across the country set to receive funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites. Specifically, the City will receive two […]

Godby High Trains Budding Pilots

May 15, 2017

Tallahassee-Leon County High School Inspires, Trains Students for Careers in Aeronautics Teaching flight has changed. While three of Godby High School teacher Col. Jeff Spraggins’ aviation students hovered a drone over a ping-pong table last week, the 30-year veteran Air Force pilot and instructor explained how technology affects how he trains future pilots. “The big […]

Landscaping Roundup for MWSBEs

May 9, 2017

Attention all certified MWSBE firms: Don’t miss out on upcoming procurement opportunities for landscaping and lawn maintenance companies through the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department. Eligibility for these bid opportunities requires participation in a Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Training. For a limited time, certified MWSBEs can enroll in the training for […]

Startup Grind Spotlight

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting a million entrepreneurs in more than 200 cities. They nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of their global community is a series of monthly events featuring successful local founders, […]

Tallahassee-Leon County One of Several Florida Communities to Host 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

April 7, 2017

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 […]


April 4, 2017

Ensuring that all businesses have an equitable chance to grow and thrive in Tallahassee-Leon County is central to OEV’s mission to promote economic development in our community.   “With our partners, we can help minorities and women take advantage of all the tools in the OEV tool kit to help them grow” – Darryl Jones, […]


Are you in the LOOP? OEV’s brand new Business Retention and Expansion initiative, the Capital Local Outreach Opportunity Program (CapitalLOOP), is underway and ready for business. Take advantage of our cutting-edge business intelligence and customized data analytics to perform location marketing and grow your business. Interface between community and government partners to ensure you are […]

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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 […]