Tallahassee, Florida’s Capital City, situated just south of the Georgia line, is often described as idyllic, with its canopy roads, plentiful park space, bike trails and historic features. As the seat of Florida’s government, along with two major universities with award-winning educational programs, and a history of accomplished alumni, Tallahassee is changing rapidly; evolving into a lively, vibrant and prosperous city. No longer a “sleepy town”, but instead becoming a place where college students and young professionals choose to stay and build their lives, Tallahassee has seen major growth over the last decade.
The catalyst for this change has been the influx of innovative development, attracted by Tallahassee’s talented city planners, engaged citizenry, and significant infrastructure investments from local government. This positive change has not come without resistance, as opponents of growth have pushed back against these improvements.
Grow Tallahassee was founded by a group of young professionals who believe that progressive, inclusive development can coexist with–and in fact, complements–Tallahassee’s history, resources, and diverse population. Our organization believes that development can, and should, preserve Tallahassee’s natural, historic, and intellectual assets, retaining our talented young professionals and students. Implementing balanced development is crucial to our entire community’s continued success.
Grow Tallahassee advocates for economic vitality in our community by working with local officials, community leaders, business owners, and regular citizens.
Our Mission is to:
Promote economic development and growth within the greater Tallahassee – Leon County region,
Support the local business community,
Encourage investments into the greater Tallahassee – Leon County region,
Promote entrepreneurship and workforce development programs.