The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is the economic development organization for the City of Tallahassee and Leon County. Our economic development model values diversity, equity, and economic inclusion. We assist businesses with navigating & competing in today’s marketplace while leveraging existing resources to maximize the infusion of capital into our community. For more information, visit OEVforBusiness.org
Special Feature: Women's History Month
Featuring prominent female business leaders originating from Tallahassee-Leon County
“No excuse is acceptable. No amount of effort is adequate until proven effective” — Dr. Sybil Mobley
This quote was something that the late Dr. Mobley, founder of the Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry, embodied and expected of her students as she prepared them in the board room and beyond.
Dr. Sybil C. Mobley joined the faculty of FAMU in 1963 after graduating with her master's and obtaining her doctorate in
accounting. She not only founded the school of business during her tenure. She also forged a world-renowned professional development program in leadership and raised millions of dollars for scholarships from which students continue to benefit. Dr. Mobley also served as a consultant to the United States Agency for International Development, the Comptroller General, and an active member of several corporate boards. She is also a member of The Accounting Hall of Fame.
The tides of Dr. Sybil Mobley’s legacy continue to raise all the ships touched by her wake. Her work as the founder and dean of FAMU’S School of Business & Industry mobilizes and inspires the next generation of black dynamos in business. Through the millions she raised for scholarships, her work creates greater access for underserved students to achieve a top-notch education and thrive. Her life is one of the few that will touch many, and that alone is one of the most significant accomplishments one can achieve.
Watch Now: Our Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Mavens!
Three women were recognized at the 30th Annual Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Awards Gala in October 2022. The event highlighted the achievements of- and contributions to the local economy by small and minority businesses. Watch the interviews below to learn more about these inspiring business leaders.
2022 Reggie Rolle Awardee
Owner of Florida Health Science Consulting
Vice President & President of Simply Soul Food Inc.
In today’s competitive business landscape, a Minority, Women & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) certification sets your business apart. Learn more at https://bit.ly/CertifyMyBusiness
Celebrate National SBDC Day at the Capitol!
On Wednesday, March 15, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, the Florida SBDC Network will celebrate the seventh annual national SBDC Day at the Florida Capitol—and you’re invited to join in the celebration!
This special showcase event will feature a network of small business clients, stakeholders, and community partners. The event aims to highlight small businesses' critical role in Florida's economy and provide business owners an opportunity to share their insights and experiences while showcasing products and services to our legislative officials.
Florida Capitol Courtyard
and 3rd Floor Rotunda
Wednesday, March 15
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Upcoming Opportunities from Our Partners
Join us at CareerSource Capital Region’s 2023 Talent Innovation Summit “Untapped: The Hidden Talent Pool,” on Wednesday, April 26th, from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, at the FSU Turnbull Conference Center! Featured Keynote Speakers include Jeff Korzenik, author of "Untapped Talent: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community" & Chief Economist with Fifth Third Commercial Bank, and Antoine Wright, Executive Director of Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. There will also be a panel discussion featuring Amber Cochrane (FL Dept. of Highway Safety), Carolanne Savage (Hyatt House Capitol-University), Danny Shrine (Full Press Apparel), and Hans Meyer (FSU). Emcee Eduardo Gonzalez Loumiet, Entrepreneur and Launch Tally Co-Founder, will make this jam-packed, half-day conference exciting and informative! Registration is $50. Register here.
12th Annual Small Business Leadership Conference
Early Bird registration is now open for the 12th Annual Small Business Leadership Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from expert speakers and network with other small business owners, nonprofit executives, and community leaders.
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