Economic Development


Goal 1: Advance the City of Tallahassee as a competitive, innovative and sustainable regional economic hub.

Status: On Track


With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $16.60 billion, Tallahassee has one of the fastest-growing economies in Florida. Through coordination and cooperation with multiple stakeholders, the economic development efforts of the City of Tallahassee have advanced local business.

1. Percent of households in city limits with broadband internet (25 Mbps) coverage. Target: 99%

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1. Technology and Innovation. Last updated: November 2021.

2. Number of brownfield areas assessed, remediated, or redeveloped within the South Monroe corridor. Target: 20

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2. Environmental Services. Last updated: November 2021.

3. Number of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations installed in utility customers’ homes. Target: 500

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3. Electric Department. Last updated: November 2020

4. Miles of aging wastewater pipes upgraded annually. Target: 5.5


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4. Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure.Last updated: November 2021.

5. Complete construction of Customs Facility at Tallahassee International Airport by 2024.

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5. Tallahassee International Airport. Last updated: November 2021.

6. Invest $25 million through 2024 in stormwater capacity enhancements to improve water quality, and mitigate flooding, in the urban service area.


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6. Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure.Last updated: November 2021

1. Percent employment in Targeted Industries. Target: 60% by 2024


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1. Targeted industries are (1) Applied Science and Innovation, (2) Manufacturing and Transportation/Logistics, (3) Professional Services and Information, and (4) Health Care. Data display total employment in targeted industries. In 2021, targeted industries represented 37% of overall employment in Tallahassee. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: December 2021.

2. Number of jobs added to the economy annually. Target: 2,500


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2. Data displays the annual average of jobs added to the economy. The 2021 data represents January-September numbers. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: November 2021.

3. Gross Domestic Product of the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Target: $15 billion


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3. The GDP target was set with a base year of 2009. Moving forward, the City will be reporting on this metric using a base year of 2012 to align with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. 2021 figures should be available at the beginning of 2022. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: December 2021.

4. Rate of unemployment. Target: below the State average


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4. The blue line represents City of Tallahassee average unemployment, and the yellow line represents the statewide average unemployment. The 2021 data represents the January-September average. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: July 2021.

5. Total annual exports from the Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area. Target: $350 million


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5. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of

Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA). Published annually in August. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: August 2021.

1. Dollar value of Tallahassee International Airport's economic impact. Target: $1 billion


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1. Source: 2019 FDOT Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, updated every 5 years. Tallahassee International Airport. Last Updated: March 2020.

2. Annual total passenger traffic (enplanements and deplanements). Target: 1 million


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2. Tallahassee International Airport. Last Updated: November 2021.

3. Annual total cargo (enplaned and deplaned). Target: 22 million pounds


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3. Tallahassee International Airport. Last Updated: November 2021.

4. Acres of land leased near Tallahassee International Airport. Target: 100 additional acres


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4. Data displayed cumulatively. Tallahassee International Airport. Last Updated: November 2021.