July 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
350 Biggest Florida Companies
This year’s list of Florida’s biggest companies breaks out 125 public companies and 225 private companies.
Florida-based companies with a true national — and in some cases international — name identity.
Three of the top five merger and acquisition deals in the Southeast last year had Florida-based targets.
The state's legal leaders—1,165 attorneys—named by their peers.
An Issue of Elites
This month, Florida Trend spotlights Florida's 350 biggest companies, its top tier auto dealers, and the state's "legal leaders."
Howard C. Tibbals
Circus benefactor and aficionado Howard C. Tibbals shares lessons he’s learned along the way.
Maintaining peak performance
Florida’s executive health centers make sure business leaders have the tools to maintain peak physical performance.
Today’s vegetarians and allied tribes have swarmed far from campus hummus shops and health food stores.
A Pig in a poke
Twelve years after the 'Pregnant Pigs' amendment upended Steve Basford's business, the ex-pig farmer savors a bittersweet victory.
Of Counsel - Florida Law
Karen Meyer Buesing's work with the poor earns her the Bar's Highest pro bono award.
Ebb and Flow
Surface water resources and conservation both have to be part of meeting Florida's water needs.
Florida's Car Dealership Industry
Florida Trend’s list of the state’s 350 biggest businesses includes at least 10 auto dealership groups with revenue of at least $500 million each.
Former dealership owner Tommy Gibbs now works as an independent consultant to car dealerships.
Top 10 Florida Car Dealers
Around the State
Going overseas for students
Once focused on their immediate regions, Florida state colleges are educating growing numbers of foreign students.
Panama City will get its first master-planned village on former airport property.
Three young partners create the combination party/investor pitch One Spark festival.
Making oyster beds
An effort to restore the Indian River Lagoon, damaged by decades of pollution and algae blooms, focuses on restoring oyster beds.
Tampa’s Sulphur Springs neighborhood has become a focus of Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s effort to revitalize some of the city’s worst areas.
After the recession killed a slew of proposed downtown condos, West Palm Beach has seen a surge of interest in apartment development and the return of condo projects.
Partners Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler have created a for-profit business in Miami that buys and starts up art fairs.
Looking overseas for growth
Ezra Kratz's companies are providing financing and direct investment for some of the highest-profile projects in Florida.