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OEV Announces 30th Annual Big Bend MED Week Schedule of EVENTS, Award Recipients

October 17, 2022

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality today announced the events lineup for the 30th Anniversary Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week.

Preparing Bid Responses

June 11, 2021

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 […]

MWSBE Certification Tips

January 4, 2021

Shanea Wilks, Senior Coordinator Certifying businesses in Tallahassee-Leon County is vital to equipping Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprises (MWSBEs) with the resources necessary to compete and excel in today’s marketplace. If you’re interested. The certification process for MWSBE Certification and Recertification is available to complete online at www.oevforbusiness.mwsbe.com.  You must create an account to […]

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification

December 8, 2020

LaTanya Raffington, Senior Coordinator, MWSBE The Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program is a federal program created for business owners deemed “socially and economically disadvantaged.” The Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program is similar to the DBE program in that the program is designed to level the playing field for small businesses that want […]

Small Business Certifications & Why Your Business Needs One

December 1, 2020

Shanea Wilks Are you a small business owner with an interest in local government contracting? Are you seeking the opportunity to compete against like-sized firms for projects smaller in scale?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Tallahassee-Leon County Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Program may interest you. The SBE Program, administered by […]

Moving MWBEs Forward

Fall 2020 will mark a new chapter of the activity in the expansion of the MWSBE Division of the Office of Economic Vitality. The $65 million Tallahassee Police Department will be the largest construction project since the consolidation of the MWSBE programs of the City of Tallahassee and Leon County Government and the implementation of […]

MWSBE Spring 2018 Curriculum

March 5, 2018

MWSBE Academies: February-April 2018

February 5, 2018

MWSBE Academies Minority, Women, & Small Business Entreprise (MWSBE) Academies are designed specifically for certified businesses to maximize their competitiveness. Don’t miss these upcoming academies, offered in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center, Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce, Capital City Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource, and Wells Fargo Bank. All classes are hosted […]

MWSBE Certification Takes Your Business to the Next Level

September 29, 2017

In today’s competitive business landscape, a Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) certification sets your business apart from the rest. Here we’ll unpack what this certification means, how you can apply, and what you’ll gain as a certified MWSBE business. The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) MWSBE Program team is responsible for […]

Co-working Wednesdays

June 6, 2017

Reenergize your weekly routine with a visit to one of Tallahassee-Leon County’s collaborative Wednesday events. From Women Wednesdays at Domi Station to Terrance Barber’s Working Class Wednesdays, there are ample options to get connected with other local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Women Wednesdays Barbara Wescott, founder and CEO of the local startup Swellcoin, has created […]

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February 9, 2023

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 […]

April 26, 2023

The Economic Vitality Leadership Council is responsible for meeting quarterly to increase the community’s competitiveness across the six economic development initiatives, provide advice upon implementation of the strategic plan, encourage collaboration across all sectors of the community, and recommend improvements to improve competitiveness.