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Black Business Month Spotlight: Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc.

August 17, 2021

Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc. (MDCG) is a Tallahassee-based business dedicated to assisting organizations and individuals develop creative strategies to maximize their profit and their potential. MDCG welcomes the opportunity to partner with non-profits, for-profits, universities, and community organizations to develop experience-driven solutions that will assist in operating more efficiently, effectively, and strategically. MDCG aims […]

Amazon Selects Tallahassee-Leon County for a New Robotics Fulfillment Center

August 11, 2021

The 630,000 square-foot site is expected to open in 2022 and create over 1,000 full-time jobs Today, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to locate a new robotics fulfillment center in Leon County, Florida, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs, paying a starting wage of at least $15 an hour with industry-leading benefits starting on day one […]

Leon County SustainaBiz Program

August 4, 2021

Did you know that Leon County recently launched the SustainaBiz program? The program recognizes local businesses and organizations that have made great strides in implementing more sustainable business practices in the areas of energy, water, waste, community and employee engagement, and local economy. This free program was launched in May and is open to any […]

Director’s Message: Love Your Local this Summer

July 30, 2021

The summer is a great time to go outside, have a family fun day with your loved ones, and enjoy the sunny weather. With Summer 2021 on the horizon, how are you spending your days and enjoying your local community? As residents and consumers, we have an opportunity to help our favorite businesses grow and succeed or […]

2020 Annual Economic Review

July 8, 2021

The Annual Economic Review is a one- and five-year summary of the 13 indicators featured in the Quarterly Economic Dashboard. Annual data gives a macro perspective, allowing comprehensive objectives to come into full focus. Whether an indicator is positive, negative, or neutral depends upon one’s perspective. Policymakers like tight labor markets more than employers do. […]

Intern Spotlight: Gabriella Garcia

July 7, 2021

The Office of Economic Vitality is proud to welcome and spotlight the newest member of our team, Gabriella Garcia. She has joined our MWSBE team as a Graduate Intern. Gabriella is currently pursuing a Master of Science (M.S.) in Applied American Politics and Policy Candidate at Florida State University and will graduate in May 2022.  […]

Director’s Message: Disaster Preparedness

June 11, 2021

June is National Safety Month and marks the official start of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Small businesses are vital assets to our economy and community, which is why the Office of Economic Vitality encourages all businesses to get prepared! Every organization has unique vulnerabilities and can’t always avoid disasters, but having a plan helps minimize […]

Preparing Bid Responses

By: MWSBE Team Bid responses involve a strategic approach with detailed text and graphics that mirror the understanding of the compliance of your company with the criteria. It is important that during this process, you highlight your companies’ certifications, credentials, services, and products offered. For your response for a bid to be effective, you need […]

The Critical Role of Workforce Training in the Labor Market Recovery

By: Kevin Gehrke, Business Development Manager, Applied Science As we slowly exit the COVID-19 pandemic, markets will begin to open bringing rise to the need for labor, more importantly, skilled labor. In preparation, we, as a community, need to understand how the labor market has changed and if the change will remain permanent. Many industries […]

Director’s Message: Celebrating Economic Development Week

May 6, 2021

Next week, May 9 through May 15, marks International Economic Development Week, which was created and initiated by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). At OEV, we are excited to celebrate this week by bringing awareness to the local advancement opportunities that aim to strengthen our local economy. On Monday, May 10, I am happy […]

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September 29, 2022

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 […]

October 4, 2022

As small and minority businesses prepare to learn from and emerge stronger in the post-pandemic world, business owners must reimagine new and innovative ways to manage marketing and selling their products and services. The procurement boot camp will provide your business the resources needed to pivot and start selling your products and services to government […]