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Access Member Finalist in Knight Foundation Competition

An innovative idea of transforming bus stops into more useful and engaging places suggested by Tallahassee resident Megan Doherty has earned her a place as a finalist in the Knight Cities Challenge competition. The initiative to identify new ideas that will lead to retaining young talent, boosting economic ideas and encouraging civic engagement drew 7,000 applicants from across the country. Of those, 126 ideas were listed as finalists, with 14 finalists coming from Florida. Doherty’s … More

Tallahassee Named as One of the Most Educated Cities

Tallahassee Named as One of the Most Educated Cities “Call them what you will: the cream of the crop, the best and brightest, the intellectual elite. But it’s official; the college-educated third of Americans are society’s new upper crust. Research has shown that skilled workers who are also degree holders tend to pump the most money into their local economies over time. A city’s prosperity, one then can assume, depends in large part on the … More

EDC & FSU — Tallahassee’s Winning Team

The Florida State University football program isn’t the only #1 in our region. Tallahassee/Leon County is also #1 for business. Just as the Seminoles used hard work to bring home their third National Championship, the Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County (EDC) is working hard every day making sure that businesses not only succeed, but thrive here in Florida’s Capital City. With FSU claiming its third BCS National Championship, the EDC, in partnership with Florida … More