OEV Newsletter
OEV Newsletter

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) Newsletter is a regular publication that provides updates, insights, and valuable information on economic development initiatives, programs, and opportunities in Tallahassee-Leon County. The newsletter serves as a comprehensive resource for businesses, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and residents—featuring articles, success stories, upcoming events, industry trends, and relevant economic data.

Recent Issues

  • TPD HQ Pre-Bid Meetings for Minority & Women-owned Construction Trades, Showcase Your Business on Love Your Local website, Watch Now: Non-Competitive Projects Instructional Video | June 14, 2024 | Read
  • Danfoss Celebrates Second Expansion in Tallahassee-Leon County, Our economic infrastructure readies Tallahassee-Leon County for new business growth, QED Out Now | May 31, 2024 | Read
  • Business Recovery Resources Following North FL Tornadoes, Tallahassee MSA Named Strongest Economy in U.S., Tallahassee Senior Center Groundbreaking, and OEV Director Featured on The Usual Suspects | May 17, 2024 | Read
  • OEV Awarded 2024 Regional Deal of the Year Award, Regional Supplier Diversity Symposium Advances Economic Inclusion, and OEV Hosts Successful Leon Works Expo | April 26, 2024 | Read
  • Tallahassee MSA Highly Ranked in 2023 Leading Metro Areas Report, Join Our AI for Business Workshop, Last Chance to Register for the Leon Works Expo! | April 1, 2024 | Read

Archive

2024
  • National League of Cities Explores OEV’s Groundbreaking Economic Inclusion Efforts, MWSBE Certifications Report, Celebrate Women’s History Month with Us on Facebook and Instagram! | March 15, 2024 | Read
  • Highlights from BBET 2024, Florida SBDC Day at the Capitol, and Join us for the Total Internship Management Workshop! | March 1, 2024 | Read
  • Showcasing Tallahassee Innovation at the MDSM Conference, Celebrate Black History Month with Us on Facebook, Broadband Expansion throughout Leon County, and QED: Out Now! | February 19, 2024 | Read
  • Register for the third annual BBET, Diving into the Shark Tank at the 10th Annual Power Forward Speaker Series, WaWa Expands to Tallahassee | February 2, 2024 | Read
  • Love Your Local Window Stickers Now Available, Register for the 2024 Leon Works Expo, and Top Employment Insights | January 19, 2024 | Read
  • JetBlue Expands to Tallahassee, Learn Bookkeeping & Bonding with Trydent Consulting, and Read the December MWSBE Certification Report | January 5, 2024 | Read
2023
  • Meet Our New Business Development Manager, Rolling Unit Presents Demo Product to Local Stakeholders, Leadership Tallahassee Class 41 Explores Local Economic Development Projects | December 18, 2023 | Read
  • Key Takeaways from EconomiX 2023, See OEV’s Impact since Launching in 2016, and Love Your Local Celebrates Major Milestone! | December 6, 2023 | Read
  • TC Bakery’s Historic Expansion at Tallahassee International Airport, Love Your Local this Small Business Saturday, Out Now: Quarterly Economic Dashboard | November 22, 2023 | Read
  • Meet Our New Deputy Director, Support a Veteran-Owned Businesses This Veteran’s Day, and See the Most Recent MWSBE Certification Data | November 9, 2023 | Read
  • Inaugural Worlds of Work WOWS Community, New Brewery Opens Downtown, Join MWSBE Academy VI: Bid Estimating! | October 27, 2023 | Read
  • Cheers to the 31st Annual MED Week Celebration, OEV Wins Silver Award from IEDC, Read Now: FY23 Annual Report, & more! | October 13, 2023 | Read
  • OEV Hosts the National League of Cities, MED Week Starts Tonight! | October 2, 2023 | Read
  • Celebrating the Tallahassee Amazon Robotics Fulfillment Center Grand Opening, Save the Date for MED Week 2023, and Meet our MED Week Award Winners! | September 15, 2023 | Read
  • Governor DeSantis Activates FL Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, Take the Hurricane Idalia Business Damage Assessment Survey, Amazon Facility opening soon, BBMA hosts networking event for local manufacturers | September 1, 2023 | Read
  • Join Director Bowers and Experts to Discuss How Tallahassee is Becoming a Hub for Essential Industries, OEV MWSBE Division Hosts Procurement-Ready Pipeline Discussion with Community Partners, Discover Your Future Workforce at the North Florida Worlds of Work | August 18, 2023 | Read
  • Come Celebrate National Black Business Month with Us, Learn how to Participate in Local Projects Valued at Over $100 Million, Michael Cork Inspires Change Through ForbesBLK, and more! | August 4, 2023 | Read
  • Level Up Your Business with MWSBE Academy IV, New DataTALKS Out Now, Meet Our Talented New Interns | July 21, 2023 | Read
  • Celebrating the Success of our Amazon Hiring Session, Annual Economic Review 2022, and Exclusive Facility Update from Danfoss President! | July 6, 2023 | Read
  • Superconductivity Summit Sparks Collaboration, Robotic Technology Shifts Healthcare Ecosystem, & Upcoming Opportunities from our Partners! | June 16, 2023 | Read
  • Meet Our New Deputy Director, See the MWSBE Division update, & more! | June 5, 2023 | Read
  • MWSBE Academy Empowers Certified Firms, QED Out Now, Meet the 2023 TechGrant Winners! | May 18, 2023 | Read
  • Celebrate Small Business Week with Us, Leon Works Expo Success, New Industry Academy for Certified Firms, & more! | May 4, 2023 | Read
  • U.S. Ambassador Tours Tallahassee, New DataTALKS Out Now, & Upcoming Opportunities from Our Partners | April 10, 2023 | Read
  • Highlighting Women in Business, QED Out Now, & Upcoming Opportunities from Our Partners | March 24, 2023 | Read
  • Women’s History Month Special Feature, Celebrate National SBDC Day at the Capitol & Upcoming Opportunities from Our Partners | March 14, 2023 | Read
  • Inside These Walls: Florida’s Most Powerful Attraction, Thank you for joining us at the OEV Open House, & more! | February 13, 2023 | Read
  • Sponsor the 2023 Leon Works Expo, NEW Food Delivery Service Built for Restaurants, & more! | January 28, 2023 | Read
  • Register for the 2023 Leon Works Expo, Join Us for the Upcoming OEV Open House, & More! | January 13, 2023 | Read
  • Join Us for the Upcoming OEV Open House, Watch Now: SizeUp OEV Demo, Tallahassee Named Top 10 Forbes Best Places to Live in FL 2023 | January 6, 2023 | Read
2022
  • Florida’s Sports Industry Provides $146.5 Billion in Economic Impact, 9 Future of Work Trends For 2023 | December 28, 2022 | Read
  • NFIL Construction Progress, Roundtable with Local Chambers Sparks Collaboration | December 21, 2022 | Read
  • QED Out Now, Numerous job-creating projects under construction | December 13, 2022 | Read
  • New Opportunities Abound as 2023 Approaches! | December 7, 2022 | Read
  • MagLab Research Advancing MRI Tech, Free Contractor Capacity Training, 3 Lessons for Small Business Owners | December 2, 2022 | Read
  • OEV Launches Love Your Local Website, Tallahassee Named Best Mid-Sized City | November 22, 2022 | Read
  • Startup Week Tallahassee Kicks Off with Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion, Innovation Park Featured in November Issue of Site Selection Magazine | November 17, 2022 | Read
  • Philips MRI and MagLab Collaborate on New Magnet Design, Darryl Jones & Leon Brunson Talk Economic Vitality, 3D Building Innovations Expanding in the Capital Region | November 8, 2022 | Read
  • OEV Sponsors Women Wednesdays: Women in Skilled Trades & Construction, Danfoss Tour for Godby High School Students, Certified MWSBEs Needed for SoMo Walls Project | November 1, 2022 | Read
  • Orange Avenue Re-Development Project Ground Breaking, OEV Lean Manufacturing Presentation, Leon Works Fall Preview | October 25, 2022 | Read
  • OEV Launches Innovative Web Service to Support Local Businesses, OEV Announces 30th Annual Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development Week Events Schedule, & more! | October 18, 2022 | Read
  • 30th Annual Big Bend MED Week Celebration (October 17–21), October is Florida Manufacturing Month, Project Guard Update | October 11, 2022 | Read

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Awards

The OEV Newsletter was awarded a 2023 Excellence in Economic Development Silver Award by the IEDC.