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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

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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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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

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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 more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 11, 2021 – 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

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OEV Website Now Available in English and Spanish

July 7, 2021

We have an incredible community of businesses that represent a wide range of racial and ethnic minority communities that need our support. At the Office of Economic Vitality, we are continuously working to enhance economic inclusion and create accessible resources in Tallahassee-Leon County. In acknowledgment of this, OEV is pleased to announce that we have

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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

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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

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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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‘Love Your Local’ campaign helping small businesses gain support during the holiday season

December 21, 2020

Brandon Spencer, ABC27 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – In order to garner more support for local businesses, the Leon County Office of Economic Vitality launched their “Love Your Local” campaign for the third straight year with hopes that people will visit the over 250 businesses involved, in time for the holidays. “We need all the help

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Domi Station Creates $100 Million in Local Economic Impact According to CEFA Study

December 4, 2020

A report produced by the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University shows business incubator’s impact since 2015 Tallahassee, FL—Domi Station, a non-profit business incubator, accelerator, and coworking office space has contributed significantly to the greater Leon County area economy since it first opened its doors in a converted railroad building

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August 24, 2022

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.            

August 24, 2022

The Minority, Women, and Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) explores strategies for engaging and empowering MWSBEs to meet goals identified in the Economic Development Strategic Plan. This citizen-led committee provides critical input, oversight, and transparency toward OEV’s MWSBE goal attainment, and will form subcommittees and a task force to determine milestones and

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