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.
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
OEV will release its third Quarterly Economic Update on Monday, July 10. Read on for a few of the key points to expect from this report. The Tallahassee-Leon County economy has continued on an expansionary path into 2017. As of May 2017, employment growth in the Tallahassee MSA has increased by 4.4% over May 2016
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.
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
Ensuring that all businesses have an equitable chance to grow and thrive in Tallahassee-Leon County is central to OEV’s mission to promote economic development in our community. “With our partners, we can help minorities and women take advantage of all the tools in the OEV tool kit to help them grow” – Darryl Jones,
Are you in the LOOP? OEV’s brand new Business Retention and Expansion initiative, the Capital Local Outreach Opportunity Program (CapitalLOOP), is underway and ready for business. Take advantage of our cutting-edge business intelligence and customized data analytics to perform location marketing and grow your business. Interface between community and government partners to ensure you are
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
To help local businesses rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality is coordinating with Domi Station and Co-Lab @ The Pod to offer free working space to those businesses affected by the storm and recent power outages. Domi Station and the Co-Lab @ The Pod will provide is free co-working space through
To help the community rebuild after Hurricane Hermine, Leon County and the City of Tallahassee will waive growth management and building permit fees for storm-related repairs. Fees will also be waived retroactively for completed projects. Permit fees to remove storm-damaged trees will also be waived. To be eligible for the waiver, the person performing the