In the age of technology, it comes as little surprise that the tech industry is rapidly growing and spreading across the county. The industry expansion is not expected to slow anytime soon, with an anticipated 5.4% in growth for 2023 alone. Making its way from Silicon Valley, the tech industry is quickly expanding to the east coast. Many tech companies are now calling Florida home, which includes the capital city. In fact, Florida is one of the top 5 states when looking at the percentage of the population who work in the tech industry.
Tallahassee is home to a number of tech-based companies and is always ready to welcome new ones. There are a number of resources in Tallahassee available to businesses, making it possible to move or start new tech companies here. Some of these include: the Office of Economic Vitality, Launch Tallahassee, and Innovation Park, to name just a few.
The Office of Economic Vitality (OEV) helps businesses secure funding at the local, state, and federal levels in order to ensure that doing business in the Tallahassee-Leon County area remains competitive and equitable for all organizations. Some of the services they provide are technical assistance, site selection, information gathering, and more.
Launch Tally’s mission is to create a center of resources, opportunities, and talent in the community by collaborating with Tallahassee’s tech companies, non-profit organizations, universities, government, and entrepreneurs. It is easy to get involved; members gain access to a network of technology-based entrepreneurs, local startups, and tailored resources. For more information, click here.
Innovation Park is one of Tallahassee’s prime assets to the tech community. The 208-acre center in southwest Tallahassee offers research space to a growing list of technology organizations, who have access to the nearby universities, the state Capitol, and government facilities. The Park currently has 17 buildings and more than 30 organizations. They are prepared to welcome many more as the facility expands.
Domi Station is a collaborative space for current and aspiring business owners. Their goal is to support the local Tallahassee business community. Domi Station hosts programs for small business owners and entrepreneurs. With events like Women Wednesdays and First Friday Happy Hours, it is a place to meet great people and get things done.
Although there are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to move or start their tech business in Tallahassee, a number already call the city home.
Tallahassee is home to Danfoss’s application development center and to their Danfoss Turbocor® facility. Danfoss is a leading producer of energy-saving compressors and engineering solutions.
Red-wire has over 40 years of specialization and serves a wide range of clients. They provide fully-integrated intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance, and fire detection solutions to Florida and its bordering states.
Call Simulator develops AI-powered training software that provides speech-to-speech call simulations. Recently, they received $575k in Seed Round Funding from the largest angel investment group in North Florida.
Tal Search Group’s mission is to match technologists and consulting professionals to the perfect organizations. They provide services such as IT consulting, contract consulting, onsite recruiting, and more.
Tech Corp provides a wide range of computer- and network-related services. The services include monitoring, maintenance, repair, sales and rentals of all types of equipment.
These are just a few of the many new and existing tech companies that are calling Tallahassee home. For more stories about local entrepreneurs and business owners, check out our “Why I love Tallahassee” series.