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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 […]

Workshops Continue to Shape Future Local Economic Growth

May 27, 2016

Input Sought on Community-Wide Economic Development Strategic Plan The Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is hosting its second Economic Development Strategic Plan listening and networking sessions on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Domi Station, 914 Railroad Avenue. This is an opportunity for all entrepreneurs and startup businesses to get […]

Office of Economic Vitality to Host Strategic Plan Listening & Networking Session

May 19, 2016

The Tallahassee| Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is hosting its first of several Economic Development Strategic Plan listening and networking sessions on Wednesday, May 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe Street. This is an opportunity for all local small businesses to get involved in […]

‘Project Presidential’ Gets Match Money

April 27, 2016

Leon County and Tallahassee commissioners this week approved resolutions to pitch in up to $54,000 each in incentives toward a job-creation effort called “Project Presidential.” Both governments are splitting a 20-percent local match that will stretch over a three- to five-year period. The hope is to sweeten a deal for a Tallahassee-based company that’s discussing a major […]

Tallahassee|Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Opens for Business

March 10, 2016

The day after the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency appointed itself as the new economic development organization last week, the Office of Economic Vitality began to take shape. “We’ve been exceptionally busy,” said Ben Pingree, director of Planning, Land Management and Community Enhancement, “starting from first thing Tuesday morning after the IA meeting.” Pingree has formally alerted the […]

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May 16, 2024

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee created the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 163.01(7). The Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors, comprised of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission, provides leadership of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency and implements the programs and projects of the Office […]

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.