Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce

Leon County Schools

As Leon County Commissioners consider creating a new tax aimed at supporting local youth, the question of how that money would be spent is growing. A lot of organizations have ideas. Leaders in the Leon County school system say they’d like to see that money help ensure kids are ready to start school.

Leon County Schoolboard member Rosanne Wood says the program has proven successful in other communities.

“They’ve had great success in the six counties that have done it. They’ve brought down infant mortality. They have increased their pre-k enrollment,” Wood says.

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The online food delivery service UberEATS is coming to Tallahassee Thursday. That’s a spin off from the popular ride-sharing company. Beginning at 11 am, customers will be able to summon meals from local restaurants at the touch of a button. 

So much is going on in Florida’s Capital City it’s hard to keep up. The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce got an overview of some of the more significant happenings during Tuesday morning’s (5/10/16) breakfast meeting.

Tallahassee Seeing Major Growth Spurt

Jan 28, 2016
Tom Flanigan

Florida’s Capital City is entering what could be one of the biggest growth spurts in modern history. That fact carries both challenges and opportunities for the area’s private and public sectors. The news came at Wednesday morning’s (1/27) economic forecast breakfast meeting hosted by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Leon County Economic Development Council

Leon County’s Economic Development Council may have split off from its long-time affiliation with the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, but its vice president has landed a new job with the City of Tallahassee and Leon County.

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce President Sue Dick.
Nick Evans

Local business leaders are kicking off a month-long celebration of economic development in the Tallahassee area.

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Friday marks National Manufacturing Day, and local business leaders are hosting a roundtable focused on getting a younger crowd involved.

The Economic Development Council of Tallahassee-Leon County focuses on seven industry sectors—one of which is manufacturing. EDC Spokesman James Miller says his group’s partnering with Tallahassee Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Training Center, or the AMTC, to hold a “half day celebration of manufacturing” to mark its importance on the community.

Perspectives: How's It Working In Tallahassee

Sep 12, 2013

Take a quick drive around Tallahassee and you’ll see a lot of construction. It’s the construction of new big box stores and businesses, new housing developments and home renovations, and even new improvements at the Tallahassee airport. The city is changing. It’s an issue the WFSU News team considered in its week-long  series “How’s it working in Tallahassee.” We follow that up with a conversation on Perspectives with Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce President Sue Dick, Interim Director of Aviation at the Tallahassee airport Jay Townsend and Owner of Water Works Don Quarello.

Homeless Teen Shelter Coming To Tallahassee

Dec 6, 2012
Jessica Palombo / WFSU-FM

Young people with no stable families will soon have a new place to come home to in Southwest Tallahassee. Capital City Youth Services broke ground on a long-term shelter for teenagers on Thursday.

Capital City Youth Services already operates the only emergency shelter for troubled young people in the Big Bend region. The new six-bed shelter, on Roberts Avenue, will offer teens in crisis a place where they can stay long-term. Youth Services CEO Kevin Priest says, 16- to 18-year-olds can live at the shelter for up to 18 months.

The Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce “Improvements Review Team” is getting behind a campaign by Leon County Schools to extend a half-cent sales tax set to expire in November.  Chairman Jim Murdaugh, said it’s clear the schools need the tax.

“The $621-million that they’re asking for to cover the basic needs of the school system are in fact real, they’re valid and absent those dollars they will have no financial means to meet those needs," Murdaugh said.