Financial Sustainability of Tallahassee
On November 12, 2010, Mayor John Marks hosted a meeting of area leaders to provide a forum to address the current economic climate in Tallahassee and future collaborative efforts to improve the community's economic and financial viability. This initiative will focus on joint planning for financial sustainability in recessionary times.
Discussion amongst Leadership from local universities and colleges, other local governments including Leon County and the Leon County School District, and the local business community focus on three areas:
- How the current economy is affecting each of the participants and how each are taking steps to address those impacts;
- Consider any workforce training needs to prepare citizens for future local jobs; and
- Identify where individual capital projects and resources can be accelerated and jointly coordinated to facilitate job growth and economic value.
Key community indicators being discussed over the last 18 months include such items as business openings/closings, new home construction vs. home foreclosures, unemployment rates vs. new jobs created and social service requests, among others. Future meetings will be scheduled and they are open to the public.
Future meetings will be posted as information becomes available.
Below are the documents that were distributed at previous meetings:
August 29, 2011
June 6, 2011
May 9, 2011
February 17, 2011
December 9, 2010
November 29, 2010
November 12, 2010