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Black Business Month Spotlight: Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises

August 17, 2021

As President and owner of Arnold’s Roofing Enterprises (ARE), Inc., Terry Arnold have been serving the greater Tallahassee area for over 25 years.  Terry, a Tallahassee native, along with his wife Tammy, has built this family-owned business from the ground up. Since 1995, ARE has been one of Tallahassee’s best with a history of reliable

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Black Business Month Spotlight: Formals By Vince

Vincent Raffington is the owner and CEO of Formals by Vince, a Tallahassee mainstay since 2010. Formals by Vince have long been recognized in Tallahassee and the surrounding areas for providing classic and contemporary formal wear. Vincent Raffington began his career in men’s formal wear in 1986 under Sacino’s Formalwear in St. Petersburg, FL. Vincent

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Black Business Month Spotlight: Johnson+Milner

Johnson+Milner, Inc. (J+M) started in early 2013 when the founders Aaron Milner and George Johnson, Jr. took advantage of an opportunity to start a structural engineering firm while breaking away from an existing firm. They solicited the help of an engineering professor, Primus Mtenga, to bring additional years of knowledge and experience to the firm.

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Black Business Month Spotlight: SitiART Beauty Studio

SitiART Beauty Studio is Tallahassee’s premier private, boutique-style atelier that provides over a dozen beauty and grooming services. SitiART was founded by Siteria “Siti” Gregory, a professional makeup artist, licensed esthetician, nail tech, brow tech and permanent brow artist, with over a decade of combined experience and with a specialty in skin of Color.  Owner

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Black Business Month Spotlight: Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc.

Metropolitan Design and Consulting Group, Inc. (MDCG) is a Tallahassee-based business dedicated to assisting organizations and individuals develop creative strategies to maximize their profit and their potential. MDCG welcomes the opportunity to partner with non-profits, for-profits, universities, and community organizations to develop experience-driven solutions that will assist in operating more efficiently, effectively, and strategically. MDCG aims

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Amazon Selects Tallahassee-Leon County for a New Robotics Fulfillment Center

August 11, 2021

The 630,000 square-foot site is expected to open in 2022 and create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 11, 2021 – Today, Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans to locate a new robotics fulfillment center in Leon County, Florida, creating more than 1,000 full-time jobs, paying a starting wage of at least $15 an

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Leon County SustainaBiz Program

August 4, 2021

Did you know that Leon County recently launched the SustainaBiz program? The program recognizes local businesses and organizations that have made great strides in implementing more sustainable business practices in the areas of energy, water, waste, community and employee engagement, and local economy. This free program was launched in May and is open to any

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Director’s Message: Love Your Local this Summer

July 30, 2021

The summer is a great time to go outside, have a family fun day with your loved ones, and enjoy the sunny weather. With Summer 2021 on the horizon, how are you spending your days and enjoying your local community? As residents and consumers, we have an opportunity to help our favorite businesses grow and succeed or

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2020 Annual Economic Review

July 8, 2021

The Annual Economic Review is a one- and five-year summary of the 13 indicators featured in the Quarterly Economic Dashboard. Annual data gives a macro perspective, allowing comprehensive objectives to come into full focus. Whether an indicator is positive, negative, or neutral depends upon one’s perspective. Policymakers like tight labor markets more than employers do.

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OEV Website Now Available in English and Spanish

July 7, 2021

We have an incredible community of businesses that represent a wide range of racial and ethnic minority communities that need our support. At the Office of Economic Vitality, we are continuously working to enhance economic inclusion and create accessible resources in Tallahassee-Leon County. In acknowledgment of this, OEV is pleased to announce that we have

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Upcoming Events
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June 29, 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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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.