June 2014 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Higher Education Report
Florida Polytechnic University welcomes its first class in August, just two years after its creation.
Florida public universities have become national leaders in online education. What’s driving the trend?
The Legislature gave the University of Florida $15 million last year to try to push the state’s flagship onto the U.S. News list of the top 10 public universities.
As the price of tuition and fees for a four-year degree at a state university climbs above $24,000, there’s no denying the curb appeal of the $10,000 bachelor’s degree...
Donald Eastman has put his St. Petersburg school back on solid financial footing while emphasizing liberal arts and traditional classroom instruction.
Florida’s Great Northwest
We should become familiar with this region, where agriculture, the military, marine life, health care, tourism and innovation now reign.
Alex D. Brickler
The director of obstetrical services and training at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital’s family medicine residency program shares his thoughts on lessons he’s learned and events he’s lived through.
Going the distance
Four Florida executives share their passion for cycling
Restaurant boom in Naples
A new crop of restaurants on in Naples is spicing up local options.
As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn’t taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed.
Trevor Burgess, CEO of C1 Bank, decided last year that all employees should earn at least $14 an hour.
Bing Energy – founded on the work of FSU – offers a glimpse into a hydrogen-powered future.
Q&A with industry leading researchers
Florida Trend delves into the 12 counties that make up northwest Florida, looking at demographics and the flavor of the region.
Around the State
Tupperware - Sealing the Deal
In many countries, around the world, the Tupperware brand has become a symbol of modern women.
Florida’s changing demographics
Hispanics fueled much of Florida’s population growth over the past decade.
The 24-acre showpiece in downtown Tallahassee is hailed as a game-changer that could kick off economic growth in surrounding areas.
Water needs of the growing population of central Florida have led to proposals for additional pumping of the St. Johns River.
Orlando-area civic leaders are soliciting suggestions to ensure the area can improve as a place where people will want to live, work and be entertained.
Blocking big brother
Jeffrey Sisk has created a search engine called Zeekly.com. that, unlike many others, does not store the metadata of its users.
A Broward County-built cricket stadium hasn’t attracted the international matches it aimed for.
Partners Nick Korniloff, Mike Tansey and Brian Tyler have created a for-profit business in Miami that buys and starts up art fairs.
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