I you have ever dealt with the Tallahassee govt types you see why there is so little private industry. No matter how much they say it, until the bureacrats and local pols are willing to allow free enterprise types into their inner circle they wont understand how to recruit them. The best, brightest and most industrious will not tolerate the local mindset that wants to know what color underwear you will have on each day that you go to work
If Tallahasse was not so closed mined the city would be thirving and would have lots of tax $$$ s to spend on many projects and other recruiting efforts. They might even have a better selection of hotels and restaurants which would make the trips to FSU even better.
But instead what you get is polyester pants and pocket protectors in the what is rapidly becoming the land that time forgot.
Sadly, Tallahassee should see how their counterparts in Gainesville/Alachua County did a 180 about 15-20 years ago...as Gainesville/Alachua was soooooo anti-growth for decades and decades and decades...but even that old dog change their color beginning in the early 1990's...as there have been scores of new businesses/companies moving to/expanding to their area.
Innovation Square in downtown Gainesville is just their latest "win", a project that wouldn't have been even attempted in that area some 20 years ago.
Gainesville is still relatively anti-growth. My in-laws live there and my FIL is a long-time businessman in the community. He goes off on how Gainesville is anti-business pretty regularly. Just because they are trying to recruit a few high tech businesses does not mean the town is business friendly. The City of Alachua and Ocala both still get a lot of businesses that otherwise might be in Gainesville.