Innovation Park Fosters Advanced Science and Leading Technology

As the capital of the third-largest state in the U.S., Tallahassee is home to Innovation Park, a global hotspot for energy, aero-propulsion, advanced power systems, superconductivity, and high-performance materials.

Innovation Park is also home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory – the “MagLab” – the largest and highest-powered magnet lab in the world. The MagLab features dozens of magnets – many of them are one-of-a-kind instruments or world-record holders – that help researchers define the properties of new materials, find energy solutions, and illuminate mechanisms that underlie life itself.

The Leon County Research and Development Authority, which governs and oversees Innovation Park, works to develop facilities, technology, and equipment to offer to entrepreneurs at affordable fees. The LCRDA also develops and facilitates technology-focused programs, establishes partnerships and mentors, and organizes events to provide entrepreneurs with the best possible chance of success in our community and beyond. The LCRDA Board of Governors believes helping their neighbors can spur economic development and civic leadership.

Why is Innovation Park the right place for your business?

Engineering-Ready Workforce Fueling Innovation

Tallahassee has the largest concentration of high-tech entrepreneurs in the state of Florida. With over 1,040 engineers, Leon County is the home of rapidly expanding, cutting-edge businesses, with excellent intellectual capital: Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Innovation Park has sites available to lease or build-to-suit, and is ideally situated adjacent to some of the country’s best scientists. To view current leasing opportunities, click here. The Park offers 24/7 easy access by Interstate, an international airport, or a regional seaport. The Park has all necessary utilities and offers sites ready for attracting cutting-edge research and development, expandable office space, and light manufacturing. Innovation Park is a collection of innovators, and the ideal tenants to join them include those specializing in the following areas:

  • Magnetics
  • Materials science
  • Bio-technology, climate, & life sciences
  • Clean energy
  • AI, automation, robotics, & micro-electronics
  • Education/university high-tech research
  • Applied superconductivity
  • Advanced aero-propulsion
  • Plasma science & technology

Florida has a very favorable tax and wage climate:

  • No state personal income tax
  • No state-level property tax
  • No business inventory tax
  • No corporate income tax on Limited Partnerships and S-Corporations

Tallahassee and the State of Florida have many resources available to help companies start and/or relocate to our community.  To view some available resources, click here.

Florida Center for Advanced Aeropropulsion at Innovation Park of Tallahassee
The FAMU Center for Plasma Science and Technology hard at work with lasers
The High Performance Materials Institute in Innovation Park of Tallahassee