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Higher Ed

Joint Special Operations Universityollege for Commandos

College for Commandos

At the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, the curriculum isn't a secret. But the identity of most of its students is classified.

Full Sail: Digital arts detente

As Orlando grows into a center for digital media and video-gaming, two big players are learning how to get along.

From student to teacher at Full Sail

Gary Jones began his ascent to co-owner of Full Sail as a student.

Mega-donations

At least nine public and private universities in Florida have received what they call transformative donations since 2014.

Trendlines

Up Front - Publisher's Column
A warm welcome to Florida

Lee County is attracting a younger population of working professionals.

Florida Icon
Ron Magill

"The first time I went to Africa I was in my 20s... Last year, I got back for my 50th trip to Africa."

Florida Originals
Dental work: A bed of bones off Venice, Florida

An area off the coast of Venice draws amateur paleontologists from everywhere.

Dining
Outside the box: Eating outside is a breeze

Al fresco dining is not limited to waterfront restaurants any more.

OF COUNSEL
Tapping a beer niche

Attorney Trevor Brewer nurses a career representing beer makers.

Tallahassee Trend
The bed tax never sleeps in Florida

How tourist development taxes should be used has become a running battle in Tallahassee.

Editor's Page
A tribute to a friend: Cliff Hinkle

"I’m leery of men who wear bowties. Most shouldn’t. Cliff Hinkle wore them well ... Florida had Cliff as a friend long before I did."

Economic Backbone

Commercial Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate

In 2015, Franklin Street did $25 million in leasing transactions and $500 million in loan originations, while representing 70 retailers and insuring more than $10 billion in property.

Florida Writers
Doctor, doctor: Physicians who are also authors

Two south Florida physicians have parlayed their medical expertise into parallel careers in the publishing and media worlds.

Community Portrait

Lee County

Officials are working to diversify the county’s workforce and continue to attract other companies in the wake of Hertz’s relocation.

Around the State

Statewide
Florida teen ‘Shark Tank’

Even grade-schoolers can get help with business skills at academies tailored for young entrepreneurs.

Miami
Overhaul in downtown Coral Gables

Gables spruces up the Miracle Mile streetscape.

Southeast
Alterations in Southeast Florida

The former Fashion Mall will be reconfigured as a mixed-use development.

Southwest
Advantages: A private school focuses on helping low-income students

Tampa’s Berkeley Preparatory School turned its attention to summer learning loss in the course of expanding its community outreach efforts.

Central
Windfall: A tug-of-war begins over bed tax receipts

Orange County's 6% tourist development tax has raised ore than $1.7 billion over the past decade.

Northeast
Good timing for Jacksonville bank

FirstAtlantic is the last community bank in Jacksonville.

Northwest
Tailwinds: Pensacola moves to capitalize on a nearby Airbus plant

Economic development officials in Pensacola anticipate construction to house aerospace related companies.

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