TLH’s Curry Named Aviation Professional of the Year

July 20, 2016

The Florida Department of Transportation named Chris Curry, the city of Tallahassee’s director of aviation, its 2016 Aviation Professional of the Year. The award recognizes an industry pro making contributions to airport management, maintenance and technological research or advancement. The award was given on Saturday at the Florida Airports Council’s Annual Conference and Exhibition. Among Curry’s accomplishments […]

City Votes to Repeal Business License Tax

July 14, 2016

At the July City of Tallahassee budget workshop, the City Commission voted unanimously to repeal the City’s long standing business license tax.  The repeal will require an ordinance change from the Commission, but Commissioners indicated their desire to pass such an ordinance as soon as possible with a 5-0 unanimous vote in support of repealing […]

Florida’s GDP Growth Ranked Third in Nation

July 8, 2016

Florida’s gross domestic product, or overall economic output, grew 3.1 percent in 2015, beating the national growth rate of 2.4 percent — the third-fastest rate among all large states. In a news release Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott‘s office pointed out that Florida’s growth outpaced the growth rates of California and Texas. Not surprisingly, real estate rents […]

Help Plan for Future Economic Development Efforts

July 6, 2016

County and City Provide Opportunities for Citizen Input Throughout the summer, the Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is seeking citizen input on our community’s future business environment as part of the County’s and City’s ongoing economic development strategic planning process. The information gathered will be incorporated into the strategic plan, which will be […]

Leon County Works with Citizens to Save Time and Money in Permitting Process

July 1, 2016

In an ongoing effort to enhance service delivery, Leon County Government collaborated with developers and citizen stakeholders to make permitting approvals for accessory dwelling units (ADUs) an easier, quicker, and more affordable process. As a result, applicants can now expect to save a minimum of $1,697 in permitting fees while reducing the approval time by […]

Office of Economic Vitality Seeking Director

June 27, 2016

  The Tallahassee | Leon County Office of Economic Vitality seeks a full-time director. The director will oversee three divisions (strategic planning, engagement, and operations; minority, women, and small business enterprise; and research and analytics) and report to the director of the Department of PLACE. Click here to view the job description and/or apply. Minimum Training […]

Construction Estimating Institute of America Offering Info Session to Women and Minority Business Owners

June 21, 2016

What do you need to be successful? The Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Construction Council and the Construction Estimating Institute of America is hosting an information session on Monday, June 27 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. specifically for women and minority business owners. The event will be held at FAMU’s School of Architecture, room 121. Attendees […]

Congresswoman Gwen Graham Presents Small Business Workshop

Unsure if you have what it takes to run or start a successful small business in North Florida? Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and their resource partners for an informative Small Business Workshop, presented by U.S. Representative Gwen Graham, next Tuesday, June 28, from 5-7:00 p.m. Attendees will: Gain a basic understanding of the key steps […]

Community Input Needed for Strategic Plan

June 20, 2016

The Tallahassee | Leon County Office of Economic Vitality has contracted with VisionFirst Advisors to create the first-ever strategic plan to systematically guide our community’s economic development efforts and objectively evaluate our progress over time. The plan will include objective situational, strategic, and stakeholder analysis, the identification of clear goals, and a mechanism for monitoring, […]

Second Listening & Networking Session to Take Place at Domi

June 2, 2016

The Office of Economic Vitality will host its second Economic Development Strategic Plan Listening and Networking Session tomorrow, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Domi Station, 914 Railroad Avenue. This is an opportunity for all local entrepreneurs and startup business owners to get involved in the strategic planning process that will define success for economic […]

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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.”