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Mission Statement

The DeVoe L. Moore Center is an interdisciplinary, applied public policy research and teaching center examining the role of the private sector in addressing pressing concerns relevant to Florida. The center uses a market-oriented lens to examine, develop, and propose policy recommendations and guidance for policy makers at the state and local level.

The DeVoe Moore Center was created in 1998 through an endowment established by Tallahassee-based entrepreneur DeVoe L. Moore. The Center supplements its operational funds through grants and individual contributions that enhance the Center’s mission and strategic goal. An independent Advisory Board, established in the founding gift agreement, regularly monitors the Center’s work and progress.

Read our newest policy research: Cost Overruns and Public Infrastructure: The Case of Tallahassee's Cascades Park and Trail.

Focus Areas

The Center’s primary focus areas in public policy include:

  • Government regulation of private businesses and individuals
  • Entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic growth
  • Land-use regulation, land development, growth management, and urban growth
  • Government transparency, accountability, and performance