Chamber Launches Initiative to Help Advance Tallahassee

The Chamber Invites You to Share Your Opinion on Tallahassee’s Future, Asks Residents “How Would You Advance Tallahassee?”

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative inviting Tallahassee business leaders and community members at large to answer a simple yet foundational question: “How would you advance Tallahassee?”

As Tallahassee enters its bicentennial year, this initiative highlights key data from the Community Scorecard, showing where the Capital City is today, while acknowledging the community-wide vested interest in building a successful region.

Through this initiative, the Chamber is elevating residents’ voices by gathering feedback and insight on Tallahassee’s future, with a focus on workforce development. Residents are invited to share how they would advance Tallahassee through an anonymous, online submission portal, while considering factors like what is most important to preserve about Tallahassee as the community grows, what the community needs most to create more economic opportunity and the city’s most significant barriers to growth. After all, growing Tallahassee’s tax base is what fuels so much of what the community loves about the Capital City—the trails, parks, community service programs, arts, culture and more.

The initiative addresses critical data points on Tallahassee’s Community Scorecard, which the Chamber uses to set goals and measure success in key focus areas, including business advocacy; talent, workforce and education; economic competitiveness; and community and prosperity.

“Leon County’s population is poised to increase by 18,000 people by 2030, and we need to create 9,500 new jobs in that time to stay competitive,” said Terrie Ard, Chair of the Tallahassee Chamber’s Board of Directors and President and Partner of The Moore Agency. “These opportunities and challenges impact every member of our community. That’s why we’re inviting the community to join the Chamber in reflecting on what matters most as we raise our families, expand our businesses and build our region.”

Tallahassee residents can share feedback on an array of topics as they relate to Tallahassee’s growth, ranging from economic development and infrastructure to quality of life and workforce development. The Chamber and others will use respondents’ feedback to plan for Tallahassee’s future.

“Our Chamber has supported Tallahassee and its businesses for 100 years. In that time, we have accomplished a lot, but none of it would have been possible without a vision,” said Sue Dick, President and CEO of the Tallahassee Chamber. “This momentous anniversary gives us an opportunity to collaborate on where we go next as we kick off our community’s bicentennial year in 2024. Together, we will plan a brighter future that will propel Tallahassee forward for generations to come.”

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