September 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
National Defense in Florida
A 106,034-acre site in rural central Florida is routinely bombed, blasted and shot to pieces.
With future defense-spending unsure, many simulation firms are turning to commercial markets — with a particular focus on the health care field.
Believe them, say Florida employers who use the federal H-1B visa program to import workers, they’d hire Americans if they could find them..
Around the state
Publisher Andy Corty writes about the “ATS” or Around the State sections that Florida Trend publishes.
H. Lee Moffitt
A few moments with H. Lee Moffitt, attorney, former speaker of the Florida House and namesake of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.
New hotels across Florida, from grand luxury brands to boutique properties, have put food forward as their chief attraction to both guests and local diners.
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
Lead Attorney: Meet Gregory Coleman
The Bar's new president shifts his focus after finding out most Floridians can't afford an attorney.
Kickin' It: Soccer is booming in Florida
Mark Howard discusses how the global popularity of soccer has taken hold in Florida.
Women's Heart Health
Florida’s medical community is stepping up efforts to educate women about heart disease, which has become the No. 1 cause of death for women.
Take an in-depth look at DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee and southern Polk counties.
Around the State
A year of service
City Year members are awarded a $5,400 AmeriCorps award, which they can use to pay college tuition or repay student loans.
The University of Miami’s “Brain Bank” is a brain tissue bank that forms a center of research into brain-related disease.
Tradition: The next big thing
Signs point to a Tradition growth spurt, consulting firm predicts.
Pinellas voters will decide if rail gets a green light.
Central Florida growth drivers
Real Estate experts point to Lake Nona and The Villages as drivers of good growth.
Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole
Jacksonville's pension obligations haunt city officials.
Downtown Fort Walton Beach finally gets a mixed-use project that's been in the works for years.
Tops among foreign real estate buyers
Florida ranks as the top market for international residential real estate sales.