October 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
The Money Issue
Florida’s strongest sectors for investing; selling a business; private equity activity; business valuations; and other investing trends.
The private equity business in Florida is growing—meet some of the key players.
Interviews with prominent Florida bankers.
Community banks, hard put to earn profits on traditional lending, are finding new sources of revenue.
Find five tax moves individuals can make to cut their tax burden.
"Whether you prefer incumbent Gov. Rick Scott or his Democratic challenger, former Gov. Charlie Crist, the victor will set in motion a domino effect..."
The former director of education for the Seminole Tribe of Florida talks about the value of education in her life and other lessons learned.
With constant tinkering, Solomon has grown his Solomon’s Castle into a 12,000-sq.-ft. roadside attraction near the town of Ona.
Belgian chefs have begun to put their best food forward, with a clear Belgian imprimatur.
Disney Places its Bets
The theme park giant is funneling money to candidates who back Sen. Joe Negron for Senate President.
Of Counsel - Florida Law
Matchmakers: The Makings of a Merger
A September 2013 phone call between two old friends set into motion the merger that has created one of the 100 largest firms in the nation.
Executive Editor Mark Howard looks at arguments for and against the use of genetically modified organisms -- most commonly referred to as GMOs.
The choice that Florida voters make on Nov. 4 will wind up tipping dominoes across Florida’s $75-billion state government.
Sheila Johnson’s big move into Florida’s golf resort industry began with a cold call
Around the State
Scott Rothstein: Expert at Corruption
Five years ago, south Florida banker Scott Rothstein’s $1.4-billion Ponzi scheme blew up.
With a steady stream of international tourists contributing to record occupancy rates, hospitality companies are developing hotels in Miami-Dade at a fever pitch.
Delray Beach brought about a revival of its downtown earlier than most Florida cities.
If construction schedules hold, more apartments will be built in downtown St. Petersburg this year than in the past five years combined.
Real Estate experts point to Lake Nona and The Villages as drivers of good growth.
Disenchanted with Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown’s performance, businessman Peter Rummell is backing Brown’s Republican opponent this time around.
DeepFlex, in partnership with Offshore Inland Marine & Services, is establishing a new manufacturing facility on 3 ½ acres at the Port.
Into Africa: Trading with African Companies
Detailing Florida companies' performance on the African continent and how they are tapping into huge number of potential consumers there.