Tallahassee is the capital of the State of Florida, USA, and the county seat of Leon County. Tallahassee became the capital of Florida in 1824. In 2011, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 186,971, while the Tallahassee metropolitan area is estimated at 283,769 (2011).
Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and branches of Barry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and Flagler College. The Florida State University College of Engineering is a joint project of Florida State University and Florida A&M University. Two technical schools are located in Tallahassee: Lively Technical Center and Keiser College - Tallahassee.
Tallahassee is a regional center for trade and agriculture, and is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport. With one of the fastest growing manufacturing and high tech economies in Florida, its major private employers include a General Dynamics Land Systems manufacturing facility (military and combat applications), the headquarters of Talla-Tech (a communications manufacturing firm owned by Tadiran Communications, Ltd., in Israel) and the manufacturing headquarters for Danfoss Turbocor (a manufacturer of oil-free high efficiency compressors). It is also home for the Figg Engineering Group, a bridge engineering firm founded by Eugene Figg. The Municipal Code Corporation develops and publishes ordinances for cities and counties all across the United States. Homes and Land LLC, one of the nation's largest publishers of real estate listings and guides, is a privately held business based in Tallahassee. The Rose Printing Company is a book printer. As the capital of the fourth-largest state in the US, Tallahassee is home to as a number of national law firms, lobbying organizations, trade associations and professional associations, including the Florida Bar, the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Associated Industries of Florida and Florida Tax Watch.