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OEV Launches Innovative Web Service to Support Local Businesses

October 18, 2022

SizeUpOEV provides free market research and business intelligence to help small businesses TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is launching SizeUpOEV on the OEV website today. SizeUpOEV uses big data, cloud computing, and computer algorithms to deliver custom analysis for local businesses. This powerful market research and business intelligence data is industry-specific and hyperlocal. […]

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 […]

Godby High Trains Budding Pilots

May 15, 2017

Tallahassee-Leon County High School Inspires, Trains Students for Careers in Aeronautics Teaching flight has changed. While three of Godby High School teacher Col. Jeff Spraggins’ aviation students hovered a drone over a ping-pong table last week, the 30-year veteran Air Force pilot and instructor explained how technology affects how he trains future pilots. “The big […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jim Moran Institute Opens Applications for Small Business Executive Program Class VI

October 28, 2016

The Jim Moran Institute has opened applications for its Small Business Executive Program (SBEP) Class VI in Tallahassee.  The program is designed to assist CEO’s in thinking differently to become more efficient in running their business. Those interested should visit www.jmi.fsu.edu and click on Programs to apply. Businesses that have been operating for more than […]

NASA HBCU Technology Infusion Road Tour

September 23, 2016

NASA’s Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), in collaboration with the Office of Education (OE) and the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD), will be hosting the NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour.  Together, these three offices will provide an open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives to learn about NASA’s Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP), STMD’s Small […]

Tallahassee Ranked No. 11 Among Most Educated Cities

August 30, 2016

Tallahassee is ranked the 11th most educated city in the country, according to a study released by Wallet Hub. Beating out the capital city were Ann Arbor, Mich.; the DC-Virginia-Maryland area and Madison, Wisc. But Tallahassee placed higher than Raleigh, N.C., Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell region. Analysts for the research firm compared […]

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 […]

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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December 8, 2022

Leon County and the City of Tallahassee created the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 163.01(7). The Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors, comprised of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners and the Tallahassee City Commission, provides leadership of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency and implements the programs and projects of the Office […]

January 26, 2023

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.