Love Your Local
Love Your Local

The Office of Economic Vitality invites you to join the movement to #LoveYourLocal.

To encourage residents to support Tallahassee-Leon County businesses, the Love Your Local campaign was launched to shine a light on the thousands of local businesses within our community, ranging from auto-shops and hair salons. Small businesses help preserve our city’s unique culture, maintaining the charm and appeal we all have grown to appreciate. Our local businesses are not just a business, but an extension of our vibrant community.

According to the American Independent Business Alliance, for every dollar you spend at a local retail business, 67 cents stays in the local community. This means more of each dollar you spend at a local, independent business gets spent on local wages, local suppliers, and local livelihoods than when you shop at chain retailers and restaurants.

At the Office of Economic Vitality, we know that our local businesses thrive off of the support and the love of the community, which is what keeps it going. OEV invites all of Tallahassee-Leon County businesses, organizations, and residents to join the movement to Love Your Local!

Love Your Local

How You cAn participate

Here are a few simple ways to Love Your Local:

  1. Travel outside your comfort zone to discover an out-of-the-ordinary, local, mom-and-pop shop. Experience the real Tallahassee-Leon County through our local businesses, which are an extension of our vibrant and charming community.
  2. Commit to making at least one purchase from a locally-owned retailer. For every one dollar spent in a local business, approximately 67 cents stay in the community. To view the extensive list of local, small businesses in our community, visit our local business directory.
  3. Stop by the Office of Economic Vitality (315 S. Calhoun Street, Suite 110 Tallahassee, FL) or contact us at for a Love Your Local yard sign.
  4. Get to know the owners and staff to make your experience more meaningful. After all, they are your neighbors.
  5. Shop comfortably. Support local businesses from the comfort of your car or home with options, such as curbside pickup and delivery services.
  6. Purchase gift cards from local businesses in-store or online. They make great gifts to share with loved ones.
  7. Amplify your support. Take part in Love Your Local on social media, using the hashtags #LoveYourLocal and #iHeartTally and tagging the Office of Economic Vitality (@OEVforBusiness). When you support a great small business retailer with unique products, share your find so others can enjoy it, too.

Love your local Business Directory

Community Co-op Market is a retail food co-op serving Tallahassee, Florida. We’re on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to healthy, delicious food...

 Restaurants, Food & Beverages

Hearth and Soul is a gathering place and shopping experience where you can discover beautiful things for yourself, your home, or someone special in your...

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Women-owned business

 Shopping & Specialty Retail

From District 850's onsite restaurant with delicious culinary options and full bar to their wide range of games and activities, there’s something for everyone.

 Arts, Culture & Entertainment

Perfection Nails is a nail salon located in Tallahassee.

 Personal Services & Care

Soleil 7's mission is to beautify the world one guest at a time and one community at a time.

 Personal Services & Care

Verity Health Center is committed to providing you with the best quality care to help you reclaim the health and life you were intended to...

Jeri's Midtown Café provides customers with farm-to-table, high-quality ingredients. Their chef creates dishes that ignite the palate in the most robust yet simple ways.

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Women-owned business

 Restaurants, Food & Beverages /  Midtown

Midtown Reader is Tallahassee's only general-subject, independent bookstore selling new books.

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Women-owned business

 Shopping & Specialty Retail /  Midtown

More than just dry cleaning, Shamrock Cleaners & Fabric Care Solutions offer a full line of clothing and fabric care solutions.

 Drycleaning & Laundry Services

Jerry's Cigar Shop has been Tallahassee’s Premier Cigar Shop Since 1993! Great friends gather at Jerry’s Cigar Shop for rich conversation and southern hospitality.

 Shopping & Specialty Retail /  North Town

Mark Dickson Studios in Tallahassee Florida offers abstract original paintings, steel sculpture, cast bronze, cast aluminum, and bronze bells.

 Arts, Culture & Entertainment

New Enrichment Center for Children, LLC provides a healthy, safe and loving environment in an educational program that is child-centered  and well-equipped.

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Women-owned business

 Education & Day Care

Robinson Professional Security Corporation provides professional security training throughout Tallahassee-Leon County.

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Black-owned business

 Business & Professional Services

The Friendshop bookstore sells all genre of used books, CDs, DVDs, books on tape and records.

 Shopping & Specialty Retail

J. Lynn’s Boutique Consignment specializes in designer brands at amazing prices. The company showcases women’s fashion, accessories, shoes & jewelry.

  • Minority or Women-owned Business: Women-owned business

 Shopping & Specialty Retail /  North Town

D'Ogee Pet Waste Services offers year-round, no-contract scooping services to remove dog waste from yards and deodorize problem areas to help keep an enjoyable, clean,...

 Pets & Veterinary

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