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Paving the Way for Innovation: Capital Infrastructure Drives Economic Development

September 5, 2017

Significant investments in public and private infrastructure have transformed Florida’s Capital into a top destination for businesses and residents alike. In tune with the growing demand for urban space, Tallahassee-Leon County has started to reap the rewards of smart, intentional investments such as gateway corridors, complete streets, a downtown trail network, stormwater systems, sidewalks, parks,

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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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Danfoss Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Application Development Center

June 30, 2017

OEV joined Danfoss Turbocor and its leaders from around the globe to celebrate the grand opening of its Application Development Center on Tuesday, June 27. This new state-of-the-art laboratory features three fully-automated test facilities capable of accommodating residential and commercial air-conditioning and heat pump equipment. The Application Development Center will also serve as a competence

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Senior Life Insurance Company Chooses Tallahassee-Leon County for First Florida Location

The Tallahassee – Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, in collaboration with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to announce that Senior Life Insurance Company has selected Tallahassee-Leon County as the location for their first expansion into Florida. The establishment of this new office creates thirty, full-time financial services industry jobs and is

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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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2016 Performance Report now Available

February 23, 2017

The Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Performance Report was made available earlier this week and highlights the successes of 2016 as well as the goals that will carry the Blueprint promise forward in years to come. Read the Performance Report>>

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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Top States for Doing Business

August 8, 2016

Florida ranked #7 overall The 7th annual “Top State for Doing Business Survey” gauges the current business climate among the fifty states as perceived by the industry’s most active site consultants. Florida also ranked #1 in corporate tax environment and #4 in cooperative and responsive state government. Plus, highly in multiple other top factor categories.

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New Office of Economic Vitality Taking Shape

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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Upcoming Events
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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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