Celebrating One Year of OEV

April 4, 2017

It’s hard to believe OEV first opened its doors one year ago. From day one early last spring, and with the support of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, we hit the ground running and built a dynamic staff dedicated to the accountability, transparency, citizen engagement and professional management of economic development initiatives. It’s been a great […]

2016 Performance Report Now Available

February 23, 2017

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Performance Report was made available earlier this week and highlights the successes of 2016 as well as the goals that will carry the Blueprint promise forward in years to come. Read the Performance Report>>

Explore Outdoor Adventures with Leon County

February 2, 2017

Leon County is hosting Exploring Our Backyard on Saturday, February 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event offers an interactive day learning about the rich natural environment in the Big Bend region, gaining practical skills for outdoor adventures, and discovering the best places to explore. The day aims to break down barriers and […]

2017 Sustainable Communities Summit to Focus on Sustainable Tourism

The 2017 Leon County Sustainable Communities Summit is coming up soon and will engage industry partners and citizens. A Hospitality Industry Workshop at Goodwood Museum & Gardens on Wednesday, February 8 from 7 a.m. to noon will focus on Sustainable Tourism featuring expert keynote speakers, including Florida-based team Destination Better, who will engage attendees about how […]

FSU professor lands $1.8 million Army grant for capacitor development

January 11, 2017

Read original Tallahassee Democrat online. TaMaryn Waters, Democrat staff writer Published 6:00 p.m. ET Jan. 11, 2017 Florida State engineering professor Jim Zheng landed a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Army to develop an internal hybrid battery/capacitor power system — a safer, easier and lighter power source for soldiers. It’s the next big step […]

Jim Moran Institute Opens Applications for Small Business Executive Program Class VI

October 28, 2016

The Jim Moran Institute has opened applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class VI in Tallahassee.  The program is designed to assist CEO’s in thinking differently to become more efficient in running their business. Those interested should visit and click on Programs to apply. Businesses that have been operating for more than […]

NASA HBCU Technology Infusion Road Tour

September 23, 2016

NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), in collaboration with the Office of Education (OE) and the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), will be hosting the NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour.  Together, these three offices will provide an open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives to learn about NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), STMD’s Small […]

Free CoWorking Spaces Available for Affected Businesses

September 6, 2016

To help local businesses rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality is coordinating with Domi Station and Co-Lab @ The Pod to offer free working space to those businesses affected by the storm and recent power outages. Domi Station and the Co-Lab @ The Pod will provide is free co-working space through […]

After Hermine, County and City Waive Permit Fees to Rebuild

To help the community rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will waive growth management and building permit fees for storm-related repairs. Fees will also be waived retroactively for completed projects. Permit fees to remove storm-damaged trees will also be waived. To be eligible for the waiver, the person performing the […]

Tallahassee Ranked No. 11 Among Most Educated Cities

August 30, 2016

Tallahassee is ranked the 11th most educated city in the country, according to a study released by Wallet Hub. Beating out the capital city were Ann Arbor, Mich.; the DC-Virginia-Maryland area and Madison, Wisc. But Tallahassee placed higher than Raleigh, N.C., Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region. Analysts for the research firm compared […]

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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 […]