Job Creation in the Capital City

By: Amy Long
By: Amy Long

Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce president, Sue Dick says the chamber and Governor Scott have a lot in common when it comes to job creation.

Scott's plan calls for 700,000 jobs in seven years, which is music to the ears of chambers all across the state.

Tallahassee's chamber has started an initiative called "let's work together" when Scott was elected, going as far as to hand deliver information packets to all legislative offices promote the businesses and services available locally.

Sue Dick says, "Through the economic development council we have our targeted industry sectors and we're working with the governor's office on several project and we're trying to position ourselves to close on some of these contracts and on some of these projects that will create jobs for our community."

She also says a lot of smaller business in the area are looking to expand in 2011 either in adding square footage to a building or adding on employees- she says both are a bonus to the local economy.


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    cricket, Who is the "they" that are laying people off.
  • by Deb Location: Afraid of rebuttle if I told on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:55 AM
    All the talk about creating jobs while the Governor plans on cutting state employees. That is not creating jobs, that is adding to the unemployed. State employees that work in the field are being laid off (down-sizing government) while executive leadership in Tallahassee have Chiefs and assistants and the pay for all of the executive leadership is outrageous. That is who needs to be cut is all of the high paying jobs. If the field personnel can live on $25K to $30K a year why are we paying the executives $60K, $70K, $80K and $90K a year oh just to delegate work. Too many executives kicked back at their desks with their feet up, is OK when you are an executive. I hope I don’t lose my job with the cut-backs being proposed, things don’t look good to me or my family.
  • by cricket Location: tallahassee on Feb 3, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    They are laying everyone off, where are the new jobs?
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