It’s up to us to tell Tallahassee’s story | Opinion
When we say that Tallahassee is a great place to live, work and play, it’s more than a slogan.
Now, more than ever, it is important that we tell the story of the great things happening in Tallahassee. Like every community, we have very real challenges and we are committed to addressing them head on. But we are doing ourselves, our neighbors and our city a disservice if we fail to tell the whole story.
2020年欧冠赛程表So, I’ll ask you the question I’ve been asking people a lot of people lately: Did you know?
Did you know that Tallahassee has the fastest growing economy per capita in the state?
Did you know that Southern Living magazine recognized Tallahassee as one of the 10 Best Cities in the South?
2020年欧冠赛程表Did you know that since 2017, we have created more than 175 startups and entrepreneurial ventures in Tallahassee?
Did you know that our taxable sales have grown at more than twice the rate of the state over the past year (8% vs. 3.6%)?
Did you know that Tallahassee has a lower unemployment rate than both the state and the country (2.9% vs. 3.1% and 3.6%)?
Did you know that we are one of the top 10 cities in the country for career opportunities?
2020年欧冠赛程表Did you know that we’ve been named as one of the 10 best places to get a fresh start?
Did you know we’re one of the best cities in the country for job and wage growth?
Did you know that the American Public Gas Association awarded our gas utility the Public Gas Achievement Award recognizing us as the best in the country?
Did you know that we have the best tasting water in the state? Seriously, this is a real award.
2020年欧冠赛程表All these accolades are great, but I know they don’t mean a whole lot without our affordability and unmatched quality of life. That’s why I’m proud that we have the best parks in the nation – did you know that we currently have 88 in the city limits alone? – and that when measured against comparable cities around the state, our cost of living and the cost of doing business here is consistently one of the lowest.
Tallahassee has an incredible story to tell; I hope you’ll join me in telling it.
John Dailey is Mayor of Tallahassee. He was elected in 2018 after serving 12 years on the Leon County Commission.
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