April 17, 2014

From surf to success

Find out why Clearwater is a jewel of Florida's Gulf Coast.

[Sponsored Report]

Live from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico (video stream)

Follow along as NOAA's ROV Deep Discoverer explores the bottom of the Gulf.

Stepping down at Ave Maria's School of Law

Law Dean Eugene R. Milhizer is returning to the classroom.

Gas prices up again; more jumps expected

Find gas prices in your neighborhood here.

The economy in Miami-Dade & Monroe


Carnival is tryng to win back consumer confidence.

Central Florida gets a boost from SunRail

This story is part
of Florida
's 2014
Economic Yearbook.

Locking up all offenders is not good for Florida

Overcriminalization costs taxpayers, hurts public safety, says Florida TaxWatch.

[Photo: Jeffrey Camp]

Florida's film and entertainment industry

A regional roundup.

Florida Business News

Florida gets a healthy economic boost from doctors

In Florida, there are about 43,111 patient care physicians, who support more than 528,732 jobs directly and indirectly.

Sustainatopia focuses on social entrepreneurship growth

With impact investing expected to grow into a $1 trillion segment of the financial market by 2020, the social entrepreneur is no mere fluke.

Ethics bills languishing in Florida Legislature

A year after passing sweeping reforms on political lobbying and conflicts-of-interests, similar proposals are languishing in the Florida Legislature.

Hotel industry faces labor shortage -- especially housekeepers

Less than three years removed from double-digit unemployment — and with many Floridians still out of work -- Florida's hotel industry may be headed for a labor crunch.

Cultivating the next generation of sustainability leaders

International corporate volunteerism gives future leaders real-life experience and could create self-perpetuating sustainable businesses.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Okeanos Explorer 2014
Okeanos Explorer 2014

NOAA's ship, Okeanos Explorer, carrying scientists and the ROV Deep Discoverer (D2), has arrived at site “Northwest Gulf Mid-Depth." Today (4/17/2014), the ROV will visit two Monterrey shipwrecks. Deployment of the ROV is planned for 0930 Eastern, arriving at the seafloor around 1030. Click above to watch the adventure unfold or go here for more info.

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