December 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Flight Schools in Florida
Thousands of student pilots comprise the growing market of internationals who come to Florida and pay big money to learn to fly at one of its 91 FAA-approved collegiate and vocational schools.
The employee stocking the shelf at your local Walmart and the junior first officer co-piloting the regional airline plane you’re flying have this in common: Both might not take home $25,000 a year. .
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Florida in the pilot’s seat
Pilot training is central to the airline industry, and Florida is a national leader in flight training.
“Early childhood is the most important time of anybody’s life...”
‘The town that freedom built’
Zora Neale Hurston made the central Florida town of Eatonville famous. But the town has problems that Hurston’s legacy can’t solve.
Florida Trend’s annual Golden Spoon awards recognize the state’s best restaurants, including the 20 best newcomers on the culinary scene statewide.
Smaller plates, better vegetarian/vegan offerings and more farm-to-table food.
Universal Studios’ high-crime zone incentive money grab
While legal, the theme park’s use of an anti-crime incentives program isn’t sitting well with sponsors of the bill.
Of Counsel - Florida Law
Filling the cracks: Greater legal accessibility needed in Florida
Jason Neufeld's lawyer referral service helps people who don’t make enough money to afford to hire an attorney but make too much to qualify for free legal services.
En route: Rail decisions by Florida governors
Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through...
Florida: The Global State
Many insurers and hospitals say they like the idea of transparency, but not many are going out of their way to make it happen.
A Chilean company hopes four projects in Florida will help it establish recreational lagoons as a real estate amenity in the U.S. market.
International trade expert Lee Sandler discusses changing trade policies. “The trend to go to China or Asia isn’t over..."
A look at Florida's green communities, such as homes in Green Key Village that will produce as much energy as they use, and green business trends.
Around the State
Florida companies are catering to demand for high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles from the U.S. military and other government agencies, as well as from civilian customers in agriculture, law enforcement and other fields.
University of Miami President Donna Shalala talks about her accomplishments, the role of the med school; and the school’s move into the Top 50 of U.S. universities.
After the state imposed a $7-million funding penalty on Florida Atlantic University earlier this year, the school shifted its approach to better keep students moving toward a degree.
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is seeking $20 million in public and private money to increase recreational access to Hillsborough River.
Economic developers hope the University of Central Florida's proposed satellite campus, in downtown Orlando, will serve as a catalyst for the city’s core.
Elton Rivas, founder of KYN, a business incubator meant to help winners of the One Spark crowdsourcing festival, has drawn the ire of billionaire Shad Khan...
Tourists who travel Scenic Highway 30A in Walton County usually pass right through sleepy Inlet Beach. But that is changing quickly...