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
Celebrate National Small
Business Week With Us!
We've partnered with the FAMU SBDC for their annual Big Bend Regional Small Business Week Celebration! This 3-day celebration includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new FAMU SBDC Small Business Incubator Program, workshops for small business owners, and a small business luncheon with a special guest speaker. All events are free of cost!
Check out the full event lineup below!
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Developing the Skilled Workforce
at the 2023 Leon Works Expo
Last Friday, OEV and Leon County hosted the eighth annual Leon Works Expo! During the event, over 700 students from Leon, Wakulla, and Gadsden counties connected with nearly 100 local employers & academic institutions to learn about skilled career opportunities available in the Big Bend Region. This Expo is a crucial platform for our future workforce to make meaningful connections and build bright futures. Whether through workshops, demonstrations, or networking sessions, this event is an engaging and eye-opening experience for all attendees!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!
We would like to thank our sponsor, First Commerce Credit Union, for their invaluable support in making the Leon Works Expo possible. Their commitment to empowering the next generation of skilled workers is commendable, and we are grateful for your generosity!
A student engaging with
Lively Technical College Nursing Program Participants
Students visiting the
Leon Learns Booth
New MSWBE Industry Academy
Exclusively for Certified Firms!
The Minority Women & Small Business Enterprise (MWSBE) Division proudly announces a new Industry Academy exclusively for our MWSBE-Certified Firms! We're thrilled to offer an exciting workshop lineup to provide valuable tools, resources, and solutions to enhance our certified firms' ability to do business with the City and County.
This event is a unique opportunity for Certified Firms to enhance their business capabilities, interact with the City and County, and thrive in their
respective fields. We eagerly look forward to seeing you at our first workshop!
Information on how to participate will be sent to certified firms via B2Gnow. Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date so you don't miss this wonderful opportunity!
Single-Family Home Prices
Down by 5.7%
According to our data from March 2023, the median sales price for a single-family home in the Tallahassee metro area was $305K, down 5.7% from the July 2022 peak of $323.5K. Statewide, the median sales price of a single-family home in March was $405K, down 3.6% from the June 2022 peak of $420K.
OEV is the #1 source for Tallahassee-Leon County economic information and data. Our team of expert analysts track, collect, and distill over 80 metrics—driving the information gathering and strategic planning efforts of businesses, ecosystem partners, and government offices throughout the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area.
from Our Partners
The Innovation Park TechGrant ‘23 Pitch Night Competition is on May 11 at 5:30 PM at the Goodwood Museum & Gardens. The judges, with participation from the audience, will determine the $25,000 TechGrant '23 prize winners! The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Register Now >>
Lively Aviation Open Hangar Event
Join Lively Technical College for their Open Hangar event at the Lively Tech Airfield on Tuesday, May 9, from 3:30 – 6:30 PM! This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about Lively's Aviation Airframe & Mechanics Program.
OUR TAKE: Use SizeUpOEV to analyze your company’s advantages & deficiencies to develop an effective action plan to outperform your competitors. This free small business development tool enables entrepreneurs to perform a side-by-side, apples-to-apples competitiveness comparison of their business to all other competitors in their industry.
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