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Community Input Needed for Strategic Plan

June 20, 2016

The Tallahassee | Leon County Office of Economic Vitality has contracted with VisionFirst Advisors to create the first-ever strategic plan to systematically guide our community’s economic development efforts and objectively evaluate our progress over time. The plan will include objective situational, strategic, and stakeholder analysis, the identification of clear goals, and a mechanism for monitoring,

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Second Listening & Networking Session to Take Place at Domi

June 2, 2016

The Office of Economic Vitality will host its second Economic Development Strategic Plan Listening and Networking Session tomorrow, June 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Domi Station, 914 Railroad Avenue. This is an opportunity for all local entrepreneurs and startup business owners to get involved in the strategic planning process that will define success for economic

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Workshops Continue to Shape Future Local Economic Growth

May 27, 2016

Input Sought on Community-Wide Economic Development Strategic Plan The Tallahassee/Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is hosting its second Economic Development Strategic Plan listening and networking sessions on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Domi Station, 914 Railroad Avenue. This is an opportunity for all entrepreneurs and startup businesses to get

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Office of Economic Vitality to Host Strategic Plan Listening & Networking Session

May 19, 2016

The Tallahassee| Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is hosting its first of several Economic Development Strategic Plan listening and networking sessions on Wednesday, May 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 211 N. Monroe Street. This is an opportunity for all local small businesses to get involved in

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‘Project Presidential’ Gets Match Money

April 27, 2016

Leon County and Tallahassee commissioners this week approved resolutions to pitch in up to $54,000 each in incentives toward a job-creation effort called “Project Presidential.” Both governments are splitting a 20-percent local match that will stretch over a three- to five-year period. The hope is to sweeten a deal for a Tallahassee-based company that’s discussing a major

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Tallahassee|Leon County Office of Economic Vitality Opens for Business

March 10, 2016

The day after the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency appointed itself as the new economic development organization last week, the Office of Economic Vitality began to take shape. “We’ve been exceptionally busy,” said Ben Pingree, director of Planning, Land Management and Community Enhancement, “starting from first thing Tuesday morning after the IA meeting.” Pingree has formally alerted the

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‘Project Presidential’ May Create 180 Jobs

March 9, 2016

It’s been nearly two weeks since Tallahassee’s economic development landscape was officially reshaped into something never seen before. While the players remain the same, a new process is unfolding. A long list of formalities, staff hires and pending projects had to be addressed on day one. The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County dissolved in

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June 29, 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.            

June 29, 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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