Community, business leaders meet to discuss entrepreneurial culture

Posted at 5:39 PM, Nov 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 13:23:14-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local community and business leaders, along with entrepreneurs, are gathering to look at what has shaped the Tallahassee-Leon County entrepreneurial culture over the past 5 years, and discuss strategies for the future.

Conversations are taking place around all aspects of businesses formation and retention in the community. Business and community leaders want to build on the momentum started 5 years ago this month at the Leon County stakeholder forum.

Wednesday, the group is looking back at the progress that has been made since 2012, and exchanging ideas on how the entrepreneurial community can continue to grow.

Domi Station is one of the direct results that came out of the stakeholders forum in 2012.

"There are really critical ways we can support our local businesses and help them grow and reach outside our community," said Kristen Dozier, the county commissioner for district 5. "We're doing that better and better every year. I'm excited about that I think the turnout today is an indication in how far we've come but also in what we still need to do to make Tallahassee known for its entrepreneurial businesses."

The group is discussing essential collaborations between government, business and educational institutions in the effort to attract startups and make Tallahassee a destination for early stage businesses.

In order to foster strong economic growth, the county needs a vibrant business community.

Wednesday's event is one way to support local businesses and make plans for the entrepreneurial future.