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CareerSource Capital Region 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.

Regional Profile

Leon County

Leon County 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.

With a highly educated workforce, thriving high-tech presence and world-renowned research institutions, Tallahassee and the surrounding region offer unique advantages that accommodate and encourage long-term business growth. The benefits inherent in being the capital city of the country’s fourth most-populous state serve as a springboard for collaborations between education, government and business that turn good ideas into profitable ventures.

Great companies need great people, and Tallahassee boasts a highly educated workforce that is evolving with the changing needs within its targeted industry sectors. From our “A”-rated public school system to our high-tech training centers and university-based research institutes, this region is equipping the workforce of tomorrow through innovative programs that provide skills that give our residents high-wage jobs in businesses looking for talented workers to thrive and grow.

With its foundation of world-class talent, innovation, competitive business climate, multi-modal infrastructure and sustainable growth, Tallahassee and the surrounding area are well-positioned to build on the region’s unsurpassed quality of life and leading role as the state’s capital city.

Gadsden County

Gadsden County offers residents and businesses a taste of Old Florida balanced with 21st-century opportunities. Gadsden County is marked by echoes of a bygone era, with its rolling hills and ancient live oak trees draped in Spanish moss. Pristine woodlands and waters offer a peek at nature the way it was created. Picturesque roadways meander through the county and lead to fine art galleries, historic tobacco barns, outdoor murals and historic landmarks.

Thriving businesses are tucked in the midst of this quiet county, located just minutes from the bustling state capital. It can be said that Gadsden County offers the best of both worlds. With I-10 traveling through the heart of the county, and rail lines throughout, Gadsden County has become an ideal site for commerce. It is located approximately 300 miles south of Atlanta, 20 miles west of Tallahassee, and just an hour’s drive to the white sands of the Gulf Coast.

Gadsden County is also a community planning for the future. The Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce works with its municipalities to form new industrial and technological parks while maintaining an inventory of available buildings and industrial sites. The financial benefits for businesses include a low cost of living, no impact fees and low initial startup cost for lands and buildings. Gadsden County also has an abundant, dedicated and available workforce due to the training programs and educational opportunities available through two of Florida’s major universities, Florida A&M University and Florida State University, as well as several community colleges and vocational/technical institutions.

The Florida Public Safety Institute is also located in Gadsden County. Graduates from the institute are heavily recruited by agencies from across Florida. The courses are provided through Tallahassee Community College.

With significant tax credits and refunds, sales tax exemptions, available commercial land, and several designated enterprise zones, Gadsden County can accommodate economic development projects of all sizes and types. Major employers include SuperValu, T-Formation, Teligent EMS and BASF.

Wakulla County

The best-kept secret of Florida's capital region, Wakulla County is the ideal location for business. With convenient access to Interstate 10, the Tallahassee Regional Airport and the deepwater port at St. Marks, Wakulla County has the infrastructure and location that businesses need to thrive. Wakulla County also offers quality residential developments for employees and an array of outdoor amenities.

The Apalachicola National Forest, plentiful freshwater fishing and saltwater angling all are hallmarks of Wakulla County.  Wildlife abounds in St. Mark's nature preserve and Wakulla Springs Park. Cultural activities also abound with museums, galleries, theatre and social events, as well as major shopping outlets and gourmet restaurants.

In addition, the new Tallahassee Community College (TCC) Wakulla Environmental Institute (WEI) prepares students for careers with impact with educational offerings such as the environmental science program which prepares students to work in the areas of water quality analysis, natural resource management and environmental monitoring.  Graduates are ready to work in a variety of settings, from offices to outdoor projects, for public and private employers. 

The WEI is developing an exciting new slate of associate’s degrees to add to TCC's future offerings, which include:

  • aquaculture
  • forestry management
  • hotel and leisure
  • parks and recreation
  • environmental science
  • recycling

Florida-Georgia Workforce Alliance

CareerSource Capital Region, CareerSource North Florida, WorkSource Southwest Georgia, WorkSource Southern Georgia and the Georgia Department of Labor Career Centers are pleased to announce the formation of a regional collaboration that seeks to develop a thriving talent market to meet the demands of employers, both present and future, along the states’ borders. Learn more.

Reporting Fraud, Waste, or Abuse

To report any suspected fraud, waste or abuse in any program operated by CareerSource Capital Region, contact: CareerSource Capital Region Attention: Chief Executive Officer 325 John Knox Road, Atrium Building, Suite 102 Tallahassee, Florida 32303 or info@careersourcecapitalregion.com.

For more information, please contact the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Office of Inspector General.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

CareerSource Capital Region does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, participation in any WIA Title I financially assisted program or activity, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law.

Programs funded through CareerSource Capital Region are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. Disabled individuals may make requests for reasonable accommodations to the CareerSource Capital Region Equal Opportunity Officer by calling (850) 414-6085, emailing info@careersourcecapitalregion.com or writing to CareerSource Capital Region, Equal Opportunity Officer, 325 John Knox Road, Atrium Building, Suite 102 Tallahassee, FL 32303.

Any individual with questions or concerns regarding any type of perceived discrimination is encouraged to contact the CareerSource Capital Region Equal Opportunity Officer. An individual can ask questions, raise concerns and file a complaint without fear of reprisal or retaliation.

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