Government is the primary element of the Tallahassee economy. Tallahassee is regarded as a prominent regional center for agriculture and trade. The city is also one of the fastest growing hi-tech and manufacturing areas in the state of Florida. Computer hardware vendors, telecommunications and software developers are fast growing business sectors.
Education, food processing, printing and publishing and the lumber industry also contribute to the economy. Inc Magazine has included Tallahassee among the "Best small metro areas to start and grow a business." Tallahassee was also named as one of the best places for business and careers by Forbes Magazine.
Some of the jobs in Tallahassee that are primarily filled by college graduates are management analysts, accountants and auditors, registered nurses, lawyers, teachers, network systems and data communications analysts; computer systems analysts, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives and computer programmers.
The major non-agricultural employment sectors are shown below:
- Trade, transportation and utilities
- Professional and business services
- Education and health services
- Leisure and hospitality
Noteworthy information about Tallahassee: In 2008 the cost of living index was 88.1 which is less than the national average of 100. In 2007 the estimated household income was $41,000. For the population over the age of 25, about 45% have a bachelor's degree or better.
- State of Florida
- Executive Office of the Governor of Florida
- Florida Department of Corrections
- Department of Children and Families
- Florida State University
- Leon County Schools
- Florida Department of Transportation
- Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Inc
- Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
- The city of Tallahassee
- Florida Department of Education
- Florida A & M University
- Publix Supermarkets
- Tallahassee Community College
- General Dynamics
- Elbit Systems of America
- Danfoss Turbocor
- Figg Engineering Group
- Municipal Code Corporation
Business organizations providing assistance to Tallahassee companies:
- Enterprise Florida Inc
- Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County Inc
- Florida Economic Development Council Inc
Tallahassee.com offers current information regarding the business endeavors in Tallahassee.