Numbers Show the Fallacy of Tallahassee’s “Fastest Growing Economy” Claim

Numbers Show the Fallacy of Tallahassee’s “Fastest Growing Economy” Claim

As local officials continue to make unsubstantiated claims about the cause of the growth in Tallahassee’s local economy, additional research by Tallahassee Reports sheds light on the driving factors behind the claim that Tallahassee has the fastest growing economy in the state of Florida. The new research indicates approximately 30-40% of the growth in the […]

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

City’s Solar Farm Meeting Confirms Foreign Ownership, No New Jobs, $9 Million Tax Credit

The City of Tallahassee hosted a community meeting on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the Tallahassee International Airport where Origis Energy provided an overview of the recently completed solar farm and an update on the expansion of the solar program. The meeting also allowed project managers to share details about the new solar farm and answer […]

Mayor Gillum’s Office Buys Facebook Ads to Promote Controversial GDP Claim

Mayor Gillum’s Office Buys Facebook Ads to Promote Controversial GDP Claim

Tallahassee Reports has learned that the Mayor of Tallahassee, Andrew Gillum, is spending city funds to promote a controversial claim about Tallahassee’s local economy. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the Tallahassee GDP per capita grew faster than in any of the other 21 MSA’s in the state of Florida in 2016. However, further […]

Data Shows Hurricane Hermine Major Driver of Tallahassee GDP Growth, Not Local Development

Data Shows Hurricane Hermine Major Driver of Tallahassee GDP Growth, Not Local Development

As local officials rush to take credit for a recent report that showed the Tallahassee MSA had the fastest growing GDP per capita in the state of Florida during 2016, new information threatens the credibility of the explanations offered by these officials. Based on research by Tallahassee Reports and lengthy discussions with Bureau of Economic […]

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