DataTALKS is a series of recorded economic data discussions that provide an inside look into Tallahassee-Leon County’s economic trends using the robust data metrics that the Office of Economic Vitality Research and Analytics Division tracks.  DataTALKS is a featured series derived from our quarterly data focus that provides an accessible digital platform by which to communicate economic data to a wide audience.

Student Retention

Taxable Sales

Cost of Living

Homestead Market Value


Job Creation and Destruction

Student retention

Florida A&M University and Florida State University students account for 80% of the 65,000 higher education students enrolled in Leon County. Learn more about the graduate retention rate in the Tallahassee metro area from FAMU and FSU students.

Job Creation & Destruction

Job creation is the sum of all employment gains from expanding establishments from one year to the next, and job destruction is the sum of all employment losses from contracting establishments from one year to the next. Learn more about jobs and the dynamic life cycle of a developing economy.

January 8, 2021

Home to cutting-edge research centers, one of the top engineering colleges in the state, and world-class research universities, Tallahassee-Leon County is in a unique position to cultivate a business environment that thrives on the technology and innovation that is researched and developed at these Centers of Excellence. The Office of Economic Vitality is committed to working […]

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  You must create an account to […]