Business Growth in Tallahassee

This week we've been looking at some of the hot topics taken up during last weekend's Tallahassee Chamber Retreat in Amelia Island. One of those dealt with recruiting new business. Chamber members welcomed one new airline to the capital city, DayJet.

DayJet and Danfoss-Turbocor were two companies highlighted by the Economic Development Council as success stories. Combined, the two companies are estimated to pump more than $20 million into the local economy during the next few years.

Ed Iacobucci, CEO of DayJet, says those dollars will not just be brought in through new jobs, but fuel purchases and rental cars to name a few.

Bill Law, Chairman of the EDC, says, "We have an airport, we have great cultural opportunities, we have recreational opportunities, we have a diverse work force, we have other universities and colleges, so we need to make sure we are marketing the entire package of Tallahassee."

The Chamber is hoping to increase incentives for local businesses to expand while attracting new business to the area.