It was a broad-brush look at Leon County’s economy compared to other counties, the state, and the country in a year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With input from our members, we were able to offer COVID recovery support and special programming for every business in our community.
We looked at research, market trends and models from around the country. The result is a refreshed approach that underscores businesses’ role in driving economic growth and creating solutions to our community’s challenges. The strategic plan includes three pillars:
The clamor of business leaders filling the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting would be expected instead of the cavernous quiet at this year’s event.
Today’s Chamber recognizes the value of collaboration. We continue to seek ways to work with other local Chambers of Commerce as well as other business and economic organizations. We’ve also strengthened efforts to ensure diversity among our board of directors. We’re dedicated to ensuring the board is reflective of our diverse community.
The Talent Pipeline Management program will help employers identify and recruit from traditional and non-traditional sources to reach populations who otherwise might be left behind and offer job seekers opportunities to move into high- skill/high-wage jobs.
“The Governor has provided a lot of appropriate flexibility for local communities and every family to make informed decisions about what’s best for them. We encourage all businesses and their employees to continue practicing defined safety measures.”
In this most difficult year, Peter shares his brutally candid perspectives on the biggest and toughest issues, including the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the political ambitions and futures of key leaders.
The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is pushing dual efforts to address ongoing gaps in creating and finding skilled workers through a new website and initiative called Talent 2030.
What Talent 2030 has done, it has really created the collaboration between all of the resources that are in our community.
With so many uncertainties still impacting businesses, it is likely to take some time before Tallahassee experiences a return to pre-pandemic jobs numbers.
We believe that the 2020 Local Candidate Guide offers valuable insight into the diverse perspectives that will be represented on upcoming ballots.
Carl Fuqua’s Tallahassee Chamber membership combines the best of both worlds, building viable relationships and growing his business.
In 2008, alongside an Omega Psi Phi fraternity brother, Royle founded the Omega Lamplighters – a program designed to empower young men with the tools they need to become active, educated, and responsible citizens.
“Even the Gator faithful want Florida State football to play,” said Sue Dick, the president and CEO of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.
It cannot be overstated: Talent development IS economic development. Communities used to rely on tax incentives to attract businesses, but for some time, we have recognized that a talented workforce is paramount.
Growing evidence supports ending isolation and precautions for persons with COVID-19 using a symptom-based strategy rather than a test-based strategy.
From a ghost town at the Eternal Flame to Bragg Stadium going from a place for football to a coronavirus testing site, the signs of coronavirus are everywhere on FAMU’s campus.
From the Tallahassee Democrat The Our Kids First campaign for dedicated money to improve the lives of local children is facing ups and downs in the coronavirus era. The property tax and Children’s Services Council on the November ballot could be a tougher sell during an unrelenting pandemic. The Political Action Committee pushing the initiative has also […]
“If we want to be open, and we want to have the opportunity to support our business, we all need to put on a mask for a little bit and make sure that we’re creating the safest environment possible.”