Tallahassee People on the Move| January 2023

Tallahassee People on the Move| January 2023

RB Oppenheim Associates The new year brought the retirement of long-time Tallahassee PR consultant Rick Oppenheim – the founder, president, CEO and namesake of RB Oppenheim Associates (RBOA) – who will be passing the baton to the firm’s new owner, Michael Winn, who has served as its executive vice president and chief digital officer for […]

Amazon Project Status Updated

Amazon Project Status Updated

Businesses Incentives Are Provided Only After Jobs Created Keith Bowers, the Director of the Office of Economic Vitality (OEV), recently provided an up- date related to the Amazon project. In a memo to Vince Long, the Leon County Administrator, Bower’s addressed concerns about the delay in activating the fulfillment center which was originally scheduled to […]

Residential Construction Permits Down 29% in December

Residential Construction Permits Down 29% in December

According to filings with Leon County and the City of Tallahassee, the number of single-family new construction permits were down 29.4% in December, 2022 when compared to December 2021. There were 36 permits issued December 2022, down from the 51 issued one year ago. The value of the December permits were down 50.0%, from $10.0 […]

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) Expands Robotic Services to Patients

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) Expands Robotic Services to Patients

Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) is now offering the Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System as a new expansion of the the-start-of-art robotically-assisted surgical system offerings designed to enhance joint replacement procedures. This new technology helps TOC’s joint replacement surgeons to personalize procedures for their patients. The ROSA Knee includes features to assist with bone resections and […]

Mortgage Rates Down for Week Ending January 19, 2023

Mortgage Rates Down for Week Ending January 19, 2023

This week’s mortgage rates continue trending lower, reaching their lowest point since mid-September. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage decreased by 0.18 percentage points and is now averaging 6.15%, according to Freddie Mac. It is the second week in a row that the 30-year rate has moved lower. Borrowers looking into a 15-year fixed-rate loan will find […]

Tallahassee Airport Traffic Down 7.6% in December

Tallahassee Airport Traffic Down 7.6% in December

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that December 2022 passenger traffic was 63,489. December traffic decreased 7.6% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down 5,312 from the 68,703 reported during December 2021. Passenger traffic was down 19.1% or 14,973 passengers when compared to the pre-COVID passenger […]

November Airport Traffic Down 6.5%

November Airport Traffic Down 6.5%

The latest information from the Tallahassee International Airport shows that November 2022 passenger traffic was 69,940. November traffic decreased 6.5% when compared to traffic one year ago. The number of passengers was down 4,895 from the 74,835 reported during November 2021. Passenger traffic was down 7.7% or 5,857 passengers when compared to the pre-COVID passenger […]

Tallahassee People on the Move

Tallahassee People on the Move

VyStar Credit Union Opens New Branch, Contact Center Hub in Tallahassee VyStar Credit Union is proud to announce its second Tallahassee branch is now open at 3208 Mahan Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, continuing the credit union’s efforts to better serve residents in the Florida Panhandle. Tallahassee-Mahan Drive, VyStar’s 68th full-service branch, will also house a […]

National MagLab secures increased NSF funding of $195 million

National MagLab secures increased NSF funding of $195 million

By Kristin Roberts, FSU News The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory will receive $195.5 million over the next five years, a move that keeps the world’s most powerful magnet lab headquartered at Florida State University with partner sites at University of Florida and Los Alamos National Laboratory and supports groundbreaking discoveries using high field magnets. The […]

Leon County Jobs Down in November, Unemployment Rate Remains 2.7%

Leon County Jobs Down in November, Unemployment Rate Remains 2.7%

The latest reports show that Leon County lost 1,225 jobs in November. There were 157,344 people working in Leon County in November compared to last month’s revised employment number of 158,569. The November unemployment rate came in at 2.7%, unchanged from October. One year ago, the November 2021 unemployment rate was 3.0%. In November, 2019 […]

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