Access Florida Finance Corporation: Access Florida Finance Corporation’s (AFFC) mission is to provide Access To Capital and technical assistance to black, rural and small businesses throughout Florida and the nation. AFFC will foster Economic Development and job creation by use of Federal, State and private Community Based Programs and in coordination with our strategic alliances. www.AccessFloridaFinance.com.
Big Bend Minority Chamber: The BBMC is a non-profit, non-partisan economic enterprise committed to stimulating change, promoting growth and advocating for minority owned businesses in Leon, Gadsden, Franklin, Jefferson and Wakulla counties. Our mission is to create a climate in which minority and women-owned businesses can operate productively and profitably. www.mybbmc.org
Careersource Capital Region: (CSCR) connects employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity in Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties. CSCR strives to create a sustainable and diversified economy by focusing on target industry sectors that offer future growth opportunities while providing jobs with a wage structure above the national average. www.careersourcecapitalregion.com
Florida State University Supplier Diversity Program (SDP): Administered by FSU Procurement Services, with a mission to serve, support and collaborate with our customers. “It is the ultimate goal of the university to have a diverse supplier base that provides the highest quality support services that are consistent with a world-class status the university seeks to achieve.” SupplierDiversity.fsu.edu
Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce: The Tallahassee Chamber’s mission is to be the catalyst for local business growth with the goal of providing a positive return on investment for our members and to retain and expand our local business community.
Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship: The mission of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship is to cultivate, train and inspire entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research. We accomplish this by offering no cost programs that help businesses work “ON” there business and think differently. www.jmi.fsu.edu
Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship: The revolutionary and highly experiential Jim Moran School is dedicated to teaching those who wish to embark on an entrepreneurial journey. Whether you dream of starting a tech company, social enterprise, or apparel boutique, the school will inspire and prepare you with an environment that promotes entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on learning and real-life experience.
Office of Economic Vitality: The Office of Economic Vitality, the central economic development hub for Florida’s Capital, is guiding Tallahassee-Leon County’s economic development efforts by fostering fair and open competition, conducting extensive outreach, helping businesses navigate and compete in today’s marketplace, and leveraging existing resources to maximize the infusion of capital to the local economy. www.oevforbusiness.org
Tallahassee Community College Spark Initiative: The TCC Spark initiative is focused on fueling passionate entrepreneurs with the skills and connections needed to ignite an idea and grow a successful business. Those who participate have the opportunity to develop the innovative business planning and management skills that spur economic vitality and steadfast success. tccspark.com
The Florida Small Business Development Center: The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida A&M University delivers, through certified professionals, consulting, training and information to help businesses succeed and create positive impact for the Florida economy. The FSBDC at Florida A&M University serves as the single point of contact for the advancement of an entrepreneurial environment; thus, creating a positive foundation for the development and growth of existing and emerging businesses in Florida’s Big Bend region. www.sbdcfamu.org
The Leon County Research & Development Authority: The LCRDA is a unique collaboration of FSU, FAMU, TCC, County, City and private sector leaders charged with driving innovation based economic development to recruit, retain and develop organizations which capitalize on the distinctive research assets in Innovation Park including magnetics, aero-propulsion, materials, energy, and life sciences. http://Innovation-park.com