March 2014: Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Cover Story: 2014 Legislative Preview
Gaming is fraught with powerful special interests on all sides, making any major changes to existing laws a challenge this year.
Lawmakers expect to have at least $1.5 billion more to spend than they did last year...
Adding Value with an MBA
In the old days, great companies emerged before educational programs in business administration existed. Today, even companies guided by visionaries employ businesspeople with advanced degrees such as MBAs...
Toys for Tech Execs
From smartwatches to portable satellite dishes, check out the must-have gadgets for the executive on the technological edge.
Markets off of the main drag are catching on across the Florida dining landscape.
Journalist Lucy Morgan is a Florida Icon
Former Tampa Bay Times political reporter Lucy Morgan shares tales of her past.
Of CounseL - Florida Law
Attorney Paul Quin's previous career is music to many of his clients' ears.
How Many Trauma Centers for Florida?
As hospitals urge the state to let them open trauma centers, Florida will have to decide how many centers should be allowed to open...
CEO Sounding Board
What is your most effective strategy for landing new business?
Online and correspondence high schools offer an inexpensive path to a high school credential for dropouts. But Florida colleges don’t recognize many of the online degrees, and some employers don’t either.
Florida set an ambitious goal of providing one computer device for each public school student. It’s getting an education.
MBA Programs in Florida
Delivering an MBA Degree
Online MBA programs, once solely the product of for-profit schools, have gone mainstream.
Instructors of graduate-level courses in accounting, finance, management, and other relevant topics in MBA programs in Florida bring on-the-job experience into their classrooms.
» Also: Listings of MBA Programs in Florida
AROUND THE STATE
Depositing More Branches
Canadian banks are following their cutomers to Florida, hoping to tap new opportunities.
Out of the Woods in Northwest Florida
St. Joe Co. is selling the majority of its woodland property in northwest Florida, about 383,000 acres.
The Jacksonville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, called HabiJax, foreclosed on 50 homeowners last year, following 33 in 2012 .
SeaWorld’s Whale of a Fight
The film, Blackfish caught fire in late 2013, and has SeaWorld executives seeing red.
Florida Southern College’s Wright Stuff
A few years back, Florida Southern in Lakeland began work on a 13th Frank Lloyd Wright building...
Florida Tech’s Natural Niche
FIU wants to raise $10 million to build a world-class education, research and outreach center
Royal Caribbean Cruises plans to build a $20-million, 130,000-sq.-ft. training facility in south Florida