August 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Best Companies to Work for 2014
The 100 companies that made the cut in our sixth annual Best Companies to Work For rankings.
Premier Eye Care CEO Lorna Taylor focuses on what she calls the triple bottom line: People, planet, profit.
HR professionals discuss the year's biggest challenges, contributions and significant policies.
From offices at FPL’s corporate campus in south Florida, a group of 35 traders, analysts and managers deals in the business of buying and selling power and procuring fuel.
The great irony of the new Siemens Energy’s Wind Service Training Center in Orlando is that Florida lacks the basic resource for being a wind-energy producer.
In 2009, Bob Reedy was quoted as saying that by 2012 “every home (in Florida) will be built covered with” solar panels. That hasn’t quite happened...
Florida Trend Publisher Andy Corty discusses the August cover story about grocery wars in Florida.
The Tampa cardiologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist talks about lessons he’s learned.
Four Florida executives share their passions for camera collecting.
A sporting chance
Once upon a time, a sports star could open a restaurant on name appeal alone, but that was before chefs became celebrities and food became a national pastime. .
Florida Legislature's primary battles
The subplot thickens: Primaries this month will set the stage for leadership battles in the state House and senate.
Of Counsel - Florida Law
LaShawnda Jackson is driven to succeed
Attorney LaShawnda Jackson’s memory of her father propels her to succeed.
Marijuana: Highs & Lows
Executive Editor Mark Howard explores ramifications of legalizing medical marijuana in Florida.
Publix vs. Walmart
Walmart takes its fight for grocery dominance to Publix's home turf while publix moves the battle to North Carolina.
In 1990, Ed Crenshaw took a seat on the board of directors of the company his grandfather founded.
The busiest Walmart store on earth resides in Miami-Dade County
Florida's ninth-largest county by area is seeing a post-recession flood of investment that will bolster its traditional economic mainstays of tourism and motorsports.
Around the State
Is Florida the corruption leader?
Depending on how it’s measured, Florida is either No. 1, No. 13 or No. 26 when it comes to public corruption.
Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood had been largely ignored by residential real estate developers... until earlier this year.
Florida East Coast Industries’ plan to bring private passenger rail service from Miami to Orlando is hitting resistance.
Great Bay Distributor’s shining example
Great Bay Distributors' 267,787-sq.-ft. headquarters will be topped by a 1.5-megawatt solar panel system, making it the largest rooftop solar system in the state.
The U.S. Tennis Association is planning a $60-million training and competition facility at Lake Nona.
The Jacksonville Jaguars call the former shipyards property in Jacksonville the “front door” to EverBank Field...
Tallahassee’s missing piece
Domi Station opened to entrepreneurs when Domi Ventures, a private partner with ties to venture capital, partnered with Leon County government.
Foreign trade lending tightens
John Rodriguez examines the impact of stricter lending standards on Florida’s economy.