The Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce has appointed nine individuals to sit on its Local Government Merger Study Committee after the release, in February, of a private study done by The Washington Economics Group, Inc. (WEG), which said the community could potentially benefit economically by merging. According to the study, Leon County-Tallahassee could potentially grow in three key economic areas if it consolidated. Those include employment, household income and GDP. While looking at a five-year projected impact, the study points to an estimated growth of 8,000 jobs, a growth of income by $335 million and a GDP growth of $482 million. Read more…..