The Chamber is proud to offer a vast array of resources & assistance to businesses large & small, new & established. From general information about our region, our community’s distinct competitive advantages & unique markets, financial & organizational resources, and much more, the Chamber is your source for anything you might need to help grow your company.
Track key economic indicators & see a snapshot of our community. Statistics are also available via PDF downloads here.
The Chamber believes in effective grassroots advocacy, powerful partnerships, and well-informed and politically-engaged communities. The Chamber is the business community’s voice in the halls of government for policies and laws that promote business enterprise and a strong economy.
A well-trained workforce is an essential component of long-term business success. Through the Chamber and its partners, area employers have access to resources for supplying highly trained workers for existing needs and customizing training for whatever the future holds.
The Chamber collaborates with a number of local economic development and workforce partners to ensure that our community can provide a skilled and talented workforce for both new & existing businesses, remain supportive of local businesses & job creation, and remain competitive on a global scale for new businesses & opportunities.
Business Retention, Expansion, & Relocation
By connecting the private sector, education and local government, the Chamber helps join forces to foster entrepreneurialism, advance local businesses, grow targeted industry sectors and attract innovative companies to our area.
The Chamber’s team of recruitment and expansion professionals can confidentially help you obtain all the facts you need to thoroughly evaluate the region. One-on-one navigation is provided through state and local regulatory, permitting and incentives application processes, providing an advocate to keep projects on schedule from start to finish, and allowing businesses to accomplish goals within required time frames.
The Chamber works with the city, county, and other economic development organizations to help secure working capital & financing options for entrepreneurial and startup ventures. We work closely with our finance partners to help startups find financing and connect them to mentors and related business opportunities.
Centers of Excellence & Research
Tallahassee & Leon County are world-class hubs of research & innovation, with many centers of excellence & research tied to our two research-focused universities. Focusing on a wide range of industries & disciplines, these centers are leading the way to discoveries that will directly impact business, technology, and innovation.
Targeted Industry Sectors
The best opportunities for long-term economic growth occur when a region most effectively matches it resources and opportunities. To ensure that Florida’s Capital Region maximizes its economic potential, we are concentrating on seven targeted industry sectors that best allow for sustained growth, creation of quality high-wage jobs, a role in regional development and a strong connection to other industries. Collectively, these seven industry sectors represent what makes this region unique. Together, they are creating a legacy of economic growth and opportunity that will define this region for generations.
Entrepreneurial Excellence Program
A program of the Leon County Research & Development Authority, the Entrepreneurial Excellence Program provides valuable advice to early-stage start-up businesses and entrepreneurs as they navigate through the vulnerable stages of business development.
Insight into Building Better Boards
Building Better Boards is a training seminar designed by Chamber affiliate Leadership Tallahassee for novice and veteran not-for-profit board members and staff, as well as agency professionals. The interactive seminar assists in making organizations more successful through valuable information and resource materials. Training topics range from fundraising tips and legal obligations to governance and strategic planning.
Community Support Information
Consult this directory for any of your local business needs, or contact our Chamber team for additional questions.