Awards & Honors

Tallahassee has always been a great place to live and work…and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Below you will find a growing list of national and regional acclaims that our community is proud to have received.

Florida Awards & Honors

10th Most Business-Friendly State
Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore, 2013

Tallahassee Awards & Honors

Best Florida ZIP Codes For Young Workers
U.S. Census Bureau, 2012

Top 10 College Destinations (Small Metro)
American Institute for Economic Research, 2012

10 Best Cities For Millennials
Huffington Post, 2012

America’s Leading Creative Class
The Atlantic Media Company, 2012

Best Choice For Retiring Boomers
Washington Economic Group, Inc., 2011

International Innovation Leader
Innovation City, 2011

National 2011 Livability Award
Livcom Awards, 2011

Best Midsized Cities for Job Growth (Top 25)
Newgeography, 2011

Top 100 Leading Locations
Area Development Magazine, 2011

Top Running Town of the South
Running Journal, April 2011

10 Bargain Retirement Spots
Yahoo Finance

Silver Award
The International Awards for Liveable Communities, November 2010

2010 Best-Performing Cities
Milken Institute, October 2010

Community Profile
Florida Trend, October 2010

Best Cities to Find Jobs
Richard Florida/DailyBeast, 2010

Best Places to Reinvent your life in retirement
U.S. News, 2010

Top 10 Small College Towns for Investment
NuWire, 2010

Top 5 Least Expensive Places To Retire In The U.S., 2010
Kerrie Main, eHow Contributor

Gold status for Green City Award
Florida Green Building Coalition, 2009

10 College Towns for Grownups
Kiplinger Washington Editors, 2007

America’s 50 Hottest Cities for Companies to Relocate
Expansion Management publication, 2007

Gold Medal Award for Parks and Recreation Department
National Recreation and Park Association, 2004

Chamber Awards & Honors

2010 Outstanding Communications Award For Website
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, October 2010

2010 Outstanding Communications Award For Enewsletter
Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, October 2010

EDC Awards & Honors

Excellence In International Business Development
Florida Economic Development Council, 2010

Leadership Tallahassee Awards & Honors

Leadership Achievement Award
United Partners for Human Services, 2009