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OEV Launches Innovative Web Service to Support Local Businesses

October 18, 2022

SizeUpOEV provides free market research and business intelligence to help small businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is launching SizeUpOEV on the OEV website today. SizeUpOEV uses big data, cloud computing, and computer algorithms to deliver custom analysis for local businesses. This powerful market research and business intelligence data is industry-specific and hyperlocal. […]

OEV Announces 30th Annual Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development Week Events Schedule

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.

$1 Million SmartSteps Microloan Program Earns International Recognition for Economic Equity & Inclusion

September 20, 2022

The Office of Economic Vitality receives their first Gold Award at the 2022 International Economic Development Council Annual Conference for the SmartSteps Microloan Program TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recognized the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) SmartSteps Microloan Program with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for Economic […]

Leon County Earns Nine Awards for National Best Practices

May 26, 2022

Focused on setting the highest standard in public service, Leon County received 9 national Achievement Awards for exceptional County programs and services from the National Association of Counties (NACo), bringing the County’s total to 95 NACo awards since 2013. Annually, NACo seeks to recognize innovative county government programs from across the nation. With awards in […]

The Office of Economic Vitality “Tapped” for State-Wide Award

November 8, 2021

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality(OEV) was honored by the Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) with the Innovation in Marketing Public-Private Partnership Award for its ElectroMagnetic Bitter campaign. To celebrate the local flavors of Florida’s capital community and its world-class magnetic technologies, the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) thought to launch a […]

OEV Receives Four International Economic Development Awards

October 14, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., October 14, 2021 – The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality(OEV) has been recognized with four Excellence in Economic Development Awards by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the following initiatives: Data Driver,aproject in the category of Print Brochure. Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Division,aproject in the category of Economic […]

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 […]

Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Director Paredes Named 2021 Top 50 Economic Developer in the Nation

January 28, 2021

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., January 28, 2021 – Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) Director Cristina Paredes has been named as one of this year’s Top 50 Economic Developers. This list is developed annually by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants. This annual list recognizing the […]

OEV adds a new Commercial Site Selection Solution Tool

January 4, 2021

T.J. Lewis, Business Development Manager Many companies are seeking to discover a best-fit location with competitively priced real estate, access to transportation infrastructure, and flexible land-use policies. Some seeking to find a location near a major university to benefit from groundbreaking research, skills training, and a pool of highly-educated talent. You can find all of […]

Magnetic Momentum: Danfoss announces expansion of Tallahassee manufacturing facility

December 23, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., December 23, 2020 – Today, Danfoss Turbocor, the pioneer of the world’s first oil-free magnetic bearing compressor for the HVACR industry, has announced its plan to further invest in and expand the footprint of its Tallahassee manufacturing facility. The new production facility is expected to break ground within Innovation Park in 2021. Danfoss […]

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December 8, 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 […]

January 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.