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Florida Job Growth Grant Fund

July 31, 2017

Governor Rick Scott recently announced that Enterprise Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity are accepting economic development project proposals for the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Governor will be provided with vetted applications for final selection. Eligible projects include community infrastructure investments or workforce training programs. Public infrastructure projects can

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TCC Spark! Entrepreneur’s Forum

June 30, 2017

On June 20th, 2017, OEV’s Cristina Paredes moderated the first TCC Spark! Entrepreneur’s Forum at the TCC Center for Innovation. The Entrepreneurs’ Forum series provides a space where mentors can share their stories of starting businesses, overcoming obstacles, and becoming successful in their fields, with the aim of helping attendees succeed themselves. The event included

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Co-working Wednesdays

June 6, 2017

Reenergize your weekly routine with a visit to one of Tallahassee-Leon County’s collaborative Wednesday events. From Women Wednesdays at Domi Station to Terrance Barber’s Working Class Wednesdays, there are ample options to get connected with other local entrepreneurs and small businesses. Women Wednesdays Barbara Wescott, founder and CEO of the local startup Swellcoin, has created

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Startup Grind Spotlight

May 9, 2017

Startup Grind is the largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting a million entrepreneurs in more than 200 cities. They nurture startup ecosystems in 98 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of their global community is a series of monthly events featuring successful local founders,

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Tallahassee-Leon County One of Several Florida Communities to Host 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange

April 7, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA), in coordination with the Organization of American States (OAS) and the U.S. Department of State, announced the list of host cities and counties for the 8th Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, also known as ACE 8. From December 3-9, the tour will showcase

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Celebrating One Year of OEV

April 4, 2017

It’s hard to believe OEV first opened its doors one year ago. From day one early last spring, and with the support of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, we hit the ground running and built a dynamic staff dedicated to the accountability, transparency, citizen engagement and professional management of economic development initiatives. It’s been a great

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Economic Development Plan Primed for Rollout

August 23, 2016

City of Tallahassee and Leon County officials teased parts of the area’s new economic development plan during a breakout session Saturday at the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference in Amelia Island. The unreleased plan, which would require the approval of city and county commissioners, includes initiatives aimed at business formation, business retention and expansion, tech transfer

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New Office of Economic Vitality Taking Shape

August 8, 2016

A new economic development agency is taking shape in Leon County. Public and private sector leaders were drawing up a strategic plan for the organization Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Center for Advanced Power Systems in Innovation Park. Ben Pingree, who heads the joint City/County Office of Planning, Land Management and Community Development, said

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Tallahassee Startup Promotes Nano Advancements

July 29, 2016

Tallahassee startup FullScaleNANO has developed software that automates the processing of nanomaterials viewed under an electron microscope. For research scientists, measuring and characterizing nanomaterials is a slow, manual process. FullScaleNANO’s software, NanoMet, accelerates the job by taking thousands of measurements, as well as “seeing” every individual pixel in an electron microscope and identifying the nanomaterials,

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Congresswoman Gwen Graham Presents Small Business Workshop

June 21, 2016

Unsure if you have what it takes to run or start a successful small business in North Florida? Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and their resource partners for an informative Small Business Workshop, presented by U.S. Representative Gwen Graham, next Tuesday, June 28, from 5-7:00 p.m. Attendees will: Gain a basic understanding of the key steps

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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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