December 2014 Contents

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FEATURES

Flight Schools in Florida

Flight Schools in Florida

A wing and a payer

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.

Minimum-wage pilots in Florida

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. .

Corporate Travel

Investing in the experience

Start with a Florida location and three fundamentals of event planning to make your next corporate event a meaningful experience instead of just another meeting. [Sponsored Report]

Trendlines

Up Front
Florida in the pilot’s seat

Pilot training is central to the airline industry, and Florida is a national leader in flight training.

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Barbara Mainster

“Early childhood is the most important time of anybody’s life...”

Florida Originals
‘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.

Dining
Golden Spoons – Florida’s Best Restaurants

Florida Trend’s annual Golden Spoon awards recognize the state’s best restaurants, including the 20 best newcomers on the culinary scene statewide.

Golden Spoon

Golden Spoon Awards

Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Best New Restaurants

What will be on Florida tables in 2015?

Smaller plates, better vegetarian/vegan offerings and more farm-to-table food.

Tallahassee Trend
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.

Editor's Page
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

Florida - The Global State

Florida’s inland ports of call

Many insurers and hospitals say they like the idea of transparency, but not many are going out of their way to make it happen.

Liquid assets: Crystal Lagoons builds projects in Florida

A Chilean company hopes four projects in Florida will help it establish recreational lagoons as a real estate amenity in the U.S. market.

Back and forth: How policy changes will impact international trade in Florida

International trade expert Lee Sandler discusses changing trade policies. “The trend to go to China or Asia isn’t over..."

Green Development

Big green: Demand for green building is up in Florida

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

Statewide
Droning on: Florida companies find growing demand for UAVs

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.

Miami
Exit interview with UM President Donna Shalala

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.

Southeast
Raising the bar: FAU institutes changes to help students achieve a degree

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.

Southwest
On the waterfront: The Hillsborough River in downtown Tampa gets renewed attention

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is seeking $20 million in public and private money to increase recreational access to Hillsborough River.

Central
UCF plans to build in downtown Orlando

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.

Northeast
The wrath of Khan: Jaguars owner withdraws support for business incubator

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...

Northwest
Inlet Beach: A hotbed of development activity

Tourists who travel Scenic Highway 30A in Walton County usually pass right through sleepy Inlet Beach. But that is changing quickly...

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Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years
Terms of Use Privacy Policy  Indian Rocks Beach Post Office Celebrates 100 Years

It cost a penny to mail a postcard when the Indian Rocks Post Office opened 100 years ago in December 1914 on a mainland dirt road leading to a ferry in the “Narrows.” 

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