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Love Your Local Celebrates Milestone: 500 Local Businesses Showcased on the Online Directory

November 27, 2023

The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) proudly announces the inclusion of 500 local businesses on the Love Your Local directory at LoveYourLocalTLH.com. This milestone is a testament to our thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and underscores the rich tapestry of businesses that make our community unique.  Love Your Local was launched by OEV in 2018 as a […]

Love Your Local this Small Business Saturday

November 16, 2023

Small businesses are the heart and soul of Tallahassee-Leon County, and they need our support now more than ever. This upcoming Small Business Saturday, November 25, we are encouraging citizens to show their love for our local businesses by participating in the “Love Your Local” movement and visiting LoveYourLocalTLH.com. Small Business Saturday is a nationwide […]

OEV Announces 31st Annual Big Bend MED Week Schedule of Events, Award Recipients

September 29, 2023

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

Office of Economic Vitality Launches Series of Amazon Pre-Hiring Information Sessions with Inaugural Event  

June 22, 2023

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting series of Amazon Pre-Hiring ‘Information Sessions’ aimed at providing valuable insights and resources to job seekers in our community.   These information sessions will serve as a valuable platform for individuals interested in joining Amazon’s dynamic workforce. The sessions will offer an overview of the […]

OEV Launches Website Promoting Love Your Local Campaign

November 22, 2022

In anticipation for Small Business Saturday, OEV has created a new website to find and support local businesses in Tallahassee-Leon County! Get involved with the movement by visiting LoveYourLocaltTLH.com/participate. When you #LoveYourLocal, you’re supporting:

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 analyses for local businesses. This powerful market research and business intelligence data is industry-specific and hyperlocal. […]

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.

$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 […]

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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.