Article Archive

Archive of: 2017 Tallahassee Business Journal



Philanthropy December - January 2017


Fundraising for charitable organizations once consisted of an annual signature event and an end-of-the-year appeal by mail. But these days, fundraising is a year-round endeavor.

Penny Sales Tax December - January 2017

Penny Sales Tax

Three times since 1989, Leon County voters have approved adding a penny to the local sales tax. In the third vote in 2014, voters agreed to extend the tax from 2020 to 2040.

Employment Today and Tomorrow December - January 2017

Employment Today and Tomorrow

Leon County and Florida have “a lot of people who are not necessarily unemployed but underemployed and who want more work or more highly skilled jobs,” said Tom Feeney, president and CEO of Associated Industries of Florida.

A Center of Innovation December - January 2017

A Center of Innovation

Florida State University researchers have been awarded 506 patents that have contributed to manufacturing, business processes, creative endeavors and other positive effects on economic health.

Vitality, Growth, Inclusion December - January 2017

Vitality, Growth, Inclusion

Al Latimer, who heads up the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality, is cataloging the reasons that business leaders choose the area as their home.

Toward Employment for All December - January 2017

Toward Employment for All

There is a big gap between abilities and job placements in the professional world; it stems from attitudinal problems, programmatic inconsistencies and a lack of opportunities for people with disabilities to show their abilities to employers.

Accommodations December - January 2017


Visitors to Tallahassee will soon have more options to rest for the night, or longer. Seven hotel projects are either under construction or proposed for Tallahassee, prospectively adding nearly 1,000 new rooms.

Community Outreach December - January 2017

Community Outreach

Construction of two new, freestanding emergency facilities is part of Capital Regional Medical Center’s effort to extend patients quality care in convenient locations, with little to no wait time.

Mustian Center December - January 2017

Mustian Center

Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare is looking at the big picture, one that stretches 50 years into the future, with the building of its new surgery center.