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 & 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: January 2024.

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

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3. Electric & Gas Department. Last updated: December 2022.

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


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4. Underground Utilities and Public Infrastructure. Last updated: November 2023.

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

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5. Aviation. Last updated: January 2024.

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 2023.

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. Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. As of Q4 2023, targeted industries represented 37.4% of overall employment in Tallahassee. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: November 2023.

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. Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The 2023 data represents January-October numbers. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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3. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Data is reported in 2017 dollars. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: December 2023.

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. Source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The 2023 data are January-October averages. Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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5. Current dollars, not adjusted for inflation. Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA). Office of Economic Vitality. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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1. Source: FDOT Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study, updated every 5 years. Aviation. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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2. Aviation. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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3. Aviation. Last Updated: November 2023.

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


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4. Data displayed cumulatively. Aviation. Last Updated: November 2023.