March 2015 Contents

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FEATURES

Health Care: Alzheimer’s

Health Care: Alzheimer’s

Brain trust: Florida research groups target Alzheimer’s

A little-known Sarasota group is among the bio-research efforts in Florida that are targeting Alzheimer's.

Testing the waters: Floating home development in Florida

A 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a first-of-its-kind floating home development in south Florida.

MBA programs that go beyond the core

Most schools now offer students opportunities to focus their MBA studies on a specific industry.

Trendlines

Up Front
Economics 101: Creating the right business climate in Florida

"I’ll be keeping a close eye on what the state does to create headwinds for Enterprise Florida now that the energetic Gray Swoope is gone."

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Iconic Florida developer H. Irwin Levy

“I’m from Scranton, Pa. I was going to Cornell law school, just finished my second year, got married and came to Florida on my honeymoon in June of 1950...”

Florida Originals
Feld Entertainment - Big top for the big top

Feld Entertainment fnds a home in Manatee County spacious enough to house its giant productions.

Dining
Florida food worth worshipping

When two of the biggest food trends collide — the booming demand for local ingredients and big-city celebrity chefs — it’s joyous confusion.

OF COUNSEL
Stitching a niche: Lawyer Laura Ganoza’s fashionable work

Attorney Laura Ganoza finds a way to meld her expertise in law with her love of fashion.

Editor's Page
Corrections course for Florida’s lock ‘em up prison system

Florida, like the rest of America, has chosen to incarcerate a disproportionately large part of its population.

Legislative Preview 2015

Legislative Preview 2015

Changing Dynamics: Gov. Rick Scott vs. lawmakers

Republicans solidified their control of the legislature, but look for a battle against Gov. Rick Scott.

Legislators to know

Beyond the Florida legislature's presiding officers, a handful of members in each chamber wields considerable influence.

When leaders become lobbyists

Is a move into the ranks of lobbying a natural transition or an effort to cash in?

Around the State

Statewide
Flipping newspaper ownership

A raft of Florida’s smaller newspapers has its second new owner in less than five years.

Miami
Miami takes a new approach to zoning

Miami’s new code puts a priority on design.

Southeast
Torrey Pines touts a state-funded program to develop drugs

Compound share program is designed to accelerate drug discovery at Florida universities and non-profits.

Southwest
Economic development shake-up in Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Partnership is looking for a new leader and increased impact.

Central
Buddy Dyer’s next political move

A 2005 arrest may be the determining factor in what the mayor does.

Northeast
Fixer-upper: The Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville is repaired

Bridge repairs were quick — but who is going to pay?

Northwest
Solving a transportation problem along the northwest Florida coast

John Finch saw a need for reliable transportation services along the northwest Florida coast.

International
The Chinese connection

Miami real estate agents set their sights on Chinese buyers.

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When is the right time to pursue an MBA?
When is the right time to pursue an MBA?

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