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
Our office will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. We wish you all a safe & happy celebration!
Roundtable with Local Chambers Sparks Collaboration
OEV, with the respective Chambers, have the potential to come together to act like a well-oiled Economic Development Engine that propels Tallahassee forward like never before.
Watch Now: North FL Innovation Labs Construction Progress
Tallahassee’s technology sector has experienced fast-paced growth thanks, in part, to the long-term investments made throughout the community by City and County. At the direction of the Blueprint IA Board, OEV invested $2.5 million to support the North Florida Innovation Labs project, which is projected to create over $20 million in total economic impact.
This brand-new incubator will further establish Tallahassee as a leader in technology start-ups and as the place where companies can develop innovative ideas and cutting-edge products to compete in the global marketplace.
high-paying jobs in technology
& applied sciences
Hotwire, Zillow Co-Founder and acclaimed entrepreneur Spencer Rascoff will be the Power Forward speaker in 2023. The event will take place on Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Florida State University’s Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. Get tickets >>
Proof Brewing Company inked a deal with Florida State University and Seminole Dining to open its second capital city location. The new venture, Proof at FSU, will be housed on the ground floor of the university's new student union and serve classic pub fare.
The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will receive $195.5 million over the next five years, a move that keeps the world’s most powerful magnet lab headquartered at Florida State University with partner sites at University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory and supports groundbreaking discoveries using high field magnets.
Our Take: OEV data analysts track, collect, and publish over 80 economic metrics to facilitate a better-informed & more business-friendly economy.
Our Take: OEV created the Magnetic Task Force to capitalize on the magnetic technologies in Tallahassee-Leon County by identifying investors, like Philips MRI, that benefit from research assets at the MagLab.
Our Take: OEV offers support to local small businesses & entrepreneurs by providing one-on-one consultations and technical support through our MWSBE and Business Vitality and Intelligence Departments. Learn more >>
Research over the past few decades has shown us that the most important leadership qualities are centered around soft skills and emotional intelligence. But do these skills point to deeper competencies?
A conversation with HBS senior lecturer Jeffrey Rayport on a pivotal phase in a start-up’s life cycle.
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