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 […]

Leon County Hurricane Report Slams State Government, Governor Scott

Leon County Hurricane Report Slams State Government, Governor Scott

TALLAHASSEE — Three months after Hurricane Hermine slammed the Tallahassee area, the Leon County Administrator slams the governor’s office and state government for adding to confusion and miscommunication during recovery efforts. Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to hit Florida since 2005. It made landfall on the Florida Panhandle on Sept. 2 and made a […]

FMEA Hurricane Hermine Report Fails to Disclose City of Tallahassee Payments, Leaves Out Details

FMEA Hurricane Hermine Report Fails to Disclose City of Tallahassee Payments, Leaves Out Details

The post-Hurricane Hermine public relations battle has begun! The Florida Municipal Electric Association (FMEA) released, through a public relations firm, a report on September 21st entitled “Data Points to Tallahassee Power Restoration Efforts Being on Par or Better Than Previous Major Storms.” The report has been tweeted about and cited by news organizations, including the […]

Outage Update, Governor Scott Frustrated, and FSU Closed Until Wednesday

Outage Update, Governor Scott Frustrated, and FSU Closed Until Wednesday

Outage Update Based on data from utility provider websites as of 1:00 pm, Leon County has approximately 65,000 customers without power. That number is down form approximately 78,000 reported this morning. The report shows 51,000 without power in the City of Tallahassee service area and approximately 14,000 in the Talquin service area. Governor Scott Frustrated […]