allahassee 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 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 168,979, while the Tallahassee metropolitan area is estimated at 352,319 (2007).Tallahassee is the home of Florida State University, Florida AnM University, Tallahassee Community College and branches of Barry University, and Flagler College. The Florida State University College of Engineering is a joint project of Florida State University and Florida AnM 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 (this is not accurate) in Florida, its major private employers include a General Dynamics Land Systems manufacturing facility (military and combat applications),Elbit Systems of America, Tallahassee Operations (a military communications manufacturing firm owned by Elbit Systems, Ltd., in Israel) and the manufacturing headquarters for Danfoss Turbocor (a manufacturer of oil-free high efficiency compressors).