Quality of Life
Tallahassee is the eastern anchor of the 16 counties of Northwest Florida, which has received national recognition for its “business friendly” attitude. This region strives to create a sustainable and diversified economy by focusing on target industry sectors that offer growth opportunities while providing jobs with a wage structure above the national average.
Specialized foundations of world-class talent, innovation, competitive business climate, multi-modal infrastructure and sustainable growth are embraced statewide. These tenants will allow Tallahassee to build on an unmatched quality of life for its residents and maintain its leading role as the capital of Florida.
Tallahassee is home to Florida State University, Florida A&M University (a Historically Black University), Tallahassee Community College and seven private post-secondary schools. Multiple premier research and education institutes are attracting world-class talent while also providing training programs for a variety of skill-sets, ranging from certificates to doctorate degrees.
The Florida State University High Performance Materials Institute is dedicated to the development of composite materials that are stronger, lighter, multifunctional and affordable – a key element in the development of aerospace materials. The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the FSU College of Information interact with business and student groups at the middle and high school levels to promote STEM education and careers in high tech industries. Tallahassee Community College has developed a training program for engineering techs in composites, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Tallahassee has one of the best-educated talent bases in the world. Almost two-thirds of the county’s population has some college education, with approximately 40 percent having earned at least a bachelor’s degree. Add creative networking programs for young professionals like Access Tallahassee, and you’ve got a recipe for a talented and well-prepared workforce.
Celebrating the arts is part of the daily fabric of living in Tallahassee, with numerous festivals, public art displays and cultural facilities throughout the community. From museums and art galleries to citywide events such as Springtime Tallahassee and the holiday Festival of Lights to theaters, ballets and orchestras – there is always an opportunity to enjoy the arts. For more information on upcoming events and activities, go to www.visittallahassee.com