Economic Development Plan Primed for Rollout

August 23, 2016

City of Tallahassee and Leon County officials teased parts of the area’s new economic development plan during a breakout session Saturday at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference in Amelia Island. The unreleased plan, which would require the approval of city and county commissioners, includes initiatives aimed at business formation, business retention and expansion, tech transfer […]

Top States for Doing Business

August 8, 2016

Florida ranked #7 overall The 7th annual “Top State for Doing Business Survey” gauges the current business climate among the fifty states as perceived by the industry’s most active site consultants. Florida also ranked #1 in corporate tax environment and #4 in cooperative and responsive state government. Plus, highly in multiple other top factor categories. […]

New Office of Economic Vitality Taking Shape

A new economic development agency is taking shape in Leon County. Public and private sector leaders were drawing up a strategic plan for the organization Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Center for Advanced Power Systems in Innovation Park. Ben Pingree, who heads the joint City/County Office of Planning, Land Management and Community Development, said […]

FAMU Scientist Makes History with Coveted Lecture Appointment

Henry Neal Williams is an internationally known microbiologist, specializing in microbial ecology and infection control in dentistry. After spending a 37-year-career at the University of Maryland-Baltimore that took him from a laboratory scientist post to a doctorate in microbiology and ultimately, a post as assistant vice president for research, he is currently a professor and […]

Tallahassee Students Top National Math Competition

August 4, 2016

Throughout the year, Leon County’s Mu Alpha Theta members tested their mathematical knowledge in preparation for the big competition. And in July, their hard work paid off. Chiles High School tied for third place in the days-long 46th Mu Alpha Theta National Convention held at Washington University, St. Louis. Lincoln High finished eighth overall and Rickards […]

Help Plan for Future Economic Development Efforts

July 29, 2016

Have you ever been out looking for something to do or trying to find a place to eat and thought “Why doesn’t Tallahassee have …” Well now is your chance to tell city and county officials what development you are hoping to see in the area. The Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is […]

Tallahassee Startup Promotes Nano Advancements

Tallahassee startup FullScaleNANO has developed software that automates the processing of nanomaterials viewed under an electron microscope. For research scientists, measuring and characterizing nanomaterials is a slow, manual process. FullScaleNANO’s software, NanoMet, accelerates the job by taking thousands of measurements, as well as “seeing” every individual pixel in an electron microscope and identifying the nanomaterials, […]

Tallahassee Ranked a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs

July 26, 2016

Tallahassee, Florida has been named a Top 50 City for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneur magazine. The ranking comes in the August edition of the publication, which is in homes, offices, and newsstands now. The ranking was part of a partnership between Entrepreneur Magazine and Tallahassee ranked 46th on the list and is one of only […]

Six Tallahassee Companies Ranked Among Best Places to Work in Florida

July 22, 2016

Six Tallahassee companies were ranked as some of this year’s best places to work in Florida, by Florida Trend Magazine. Capital City Bank, MCCi, Moore Communications Group, Rogers Gunter Vaughn Insurance, Partners in Association Management and Ausley McMullen were all named to the list. Florida Trend ranked the top 100 companies in Florida based on […]

Florida State Receives $10M for Nuclear Research Center

July 20, 2016

Florida State University will receive $10 million from the U.S. Department of Energy to create a new Energy Frontier Research Center that will focus on accelerating scientific efforts needed to support nuclear waste cleanup. The center will focus on developing technologies for recycling nuclear fuel and cleaning up Cold War-era weapon production sites. It will […]

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October 1, 2023

The goal of National Manufacturing Month is to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Events sharing information on careers in manufacturing with students are held in October and throughout the year. The Big Bend Manufacturer’s Association (BBMA) will celebrate with a plant tour of a local manufacturer for Leon County high school students. The purpose of this […]

October 2, 2023

Big Bend MED Week is North Florida’s premier conference for minority entrepreneurs and business owners. This event focuses on the outstanding achievements and contributions made by minority businesses—allowing community partners, government, and local professionals to celebrate the impact of small/minority businesses on our economy. The theme of this year’s event is “Close the Equity Gap.”