The Chamber collaborates with a number of local economic development and workforce partners to ensure Tallahassee/Leon County:
- Can provide a skilled and talented workforce for both new and existing businesses
- Remains supportive of local businesses and job creation
- Can be a leader in research commercialization and innovative products and ideas
- Remains competitive on a global scale for new businesses and opportunities
LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
OFFICE OF ECONOMIC VITALITY
The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) is the central economic development hub and economic development organization of record for Tallahassee-Leon County. As such, it is the official liaison between the local community and the State of Florida’s economic development partners. OEV is a one-stop-shop that coordinates economic development efforts among community partners, implements Tallahassee-Leon County’s first-ever Economic Development Strategic Plan, and serves as the guidepost for increasing economic competitiveness by providing greater alignment of resources and maximizing efficiencies. This new collaborative economic development program of work better positions and promotes Tallahassee-Leon County as Florida’s Capital for Business.
Connect with OEV to explore opportunities for growing your business and increasing economic competitiveness in Florida’s Capital, or request a CapitalLOOP business consultation.
THE JIM MORAN INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
The mission of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.
The institute provides the Small Business Executive and CEO Peer2Peer Group programs to established businesses with three or more employees. The primary goal of the institute is to help existing businesses work “On” their business.
SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER
The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida A&M University delivers, through certified professionals, consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy. FSBDC at Florida A&M University serves as the single point of contact for the advancement of an entrepreneurial environment; thus, creating a positive foundation for the development and growth of existing and emerging businesses in Florida’s Big Bend region.
CAREERSOURCE CAPITAL REGION
CareerSource Capital Region connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon, and Wakulla counties. Services to job seekers include one-on-one career advising, interviewing and resume-writing assistance, employment workshops, labor market information, and access to a resource center equipped with computers, printers, fax machines, and copiers. Services to employers include recruitment assistance, skills assessments for applicants, customized training, and information on tax incentives. Employers and job seekers are matched through the Employ Florida Marketplace system. All services are provided at no cost.
ALLIANCE OF ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCE ORGANIZATIONS
The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce works closely with its ecosystem partners to support and enhance small businesses and entrepreneurs.
One of the ways we provide support is through our strategic partnership with the Alliance of Entrepreneur Resource Organizations (AERO), which is a local coalition of public agencies and community non-profit organizations united to provide current and new businesses with resources to aid in their success.
LEON COUNTY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Innovation Park of Tallahassee has been the hub of scientific research in North Florida for decades. With the great momentum built through the years, there is no limit to what can be accomplished here! The university-based research park is overseen by the Leon County Research and Development Authority (the Authority). Among the partnerships highly valued by the Authority are those with Florida State University, Florida A & M University, and Tallahassee Community College, as well as those with governmental and industrial sector representatives.
STATEWIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS
ENTERPRISE FLORIDA, INC.
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership between Florida’s business and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI’s mission is to expand and diversify the state’s economy through job creation. In pursuit of its mission, EFI works closely with a statewide network of economic development partners and is funded both by the State of Florida and by private-sector businesses.
EFI’s activities have championed Florida as the premier location for business expansion and relocation, created a renewed interest both nationally and internationally in Florida as a top state for business, and resulted in a significant number of new jobs and capital investments.
FLORIDA’S DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
In collaboration with the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, DEO assists the Governor in advancing Florida’s economy by championing the state’s economic development vision and by administering state and federal programs and initiatives to help visitors, citizens, businesses, and communities.