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2017 MED Week Calendar of Events Helps “Fuel Economic Growth”

September 26, 2017

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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What is CapitalLOOP?

July 12, 2017

Building a network of stakeholders to expand economic opportunities is pivotal to what we do at the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV). OEV, a division of Tallahassee-Leon County PLACE (Planning, Land Management & Community Enhancement), is the central economic development hub for Florida’s Capital and implementer of the community’s first-ever Economic Development Strategic Plan. To

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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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Danfoss Hosts Ribbon Cutting for New Application Development Center

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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MWSBE Launches Industry Roundups

June 6, 2017

In order to create a greater demand for certified MWSBEs in the professional services as well as create member benefits for certified MWSBEs, staff will be initiating Industry Roundups in cooperation with the FAMU Small Business Development Center, the Big Bend Minority Chamber, and Career Source. This Roundup will be held on June 27, 2017.

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Co-working Wednesdays

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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Landscaping Roundup for MWSBEs

May 9, 2017

Attention all certified MWSBE firms: Don’t miss out on upcoming procurement opportunities for landscaping and lawn maintenance companies through the City of Tallahassee’s Community Beautification and Waste Management Department. Eligibility for these bid opportunities requires participation in a Maintenance of Traffic (MOT) Training. For a limited time, certified MWSBEs can enroll in the training for

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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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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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