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April 2015 Contents

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Celebrities in Florida

Celebrities in Florida

Fame magnet

Florida has played host to movie stars, TV actors, presidents, writers, business magnates and sports figures since the 1890s

Where the celebrities live in Florida

A sampling of well-known people who live in Florida, from athletes and entertainers to artists and business people.

Covering Florida's celebrities

As founder of GossipExtra.com, Jose Lambiet makes a living digging up dirt on celebrities in Florida.

Wealth Management: A wealth of knowledge

In today’s financial environment, experienced Florida private bankers and wealth management professionals suggest the following strategies for investors.


Up Front
Florida gains momentum

Florida is on a roll. Economic activity is picking up across the state, and Florida now has surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the country.

An interview with Annika Sorenstam

The retired professional golfer has turned her efforts toward business and says, "A lot of people think, ‘oh she’s coming back.’ But I don’t need to..."

Florida Dining: Southern surge

Southern cooking has surged into fashion in the past five years, as brewpubs and others celebrated pork and BBQ as suitable accompaniments.

Tallahassee Trend
An exit interview with Gray Swoope

The former CEO of Enterprise Florida, talks about Florida’s progress on attracting businesses.

Editor's Page
Creating healthier communities

Community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically...

Economic Yearbook 2015

Economic Yearbook 2015

Gaining momentum...

With the economic recovery in full swing, businesses across Florida are laying the groundwork for continued growth.

Tourism and construction drive the region

Miami-Dade County is stepping up its marketing to attract gay and lesbian travelers.

Expansion all around

Transportation and infrastructure projects are paving the way for future growth in southeast Florida.

Treasure Coast
Healthy economic prognosis

Health care is fueling a recovery in Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Manufacturing surge

The manufacturing sector in Sarasota County added 600 jobs over the past year.

Tampa Bay
A plan for downtown Tampa?

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to create a “live, work, play and stay” environment.

Positive economic developments

Theme parks are setting records, the University of Central Florida is planning a downtown campus and more...

Space Coast
Racing to a rebound

The Daytona International Speedway is undergoing a $400-million makeover.

North Central
UF-led growth

Growth in the region continues to be fueled by the University of Florida, as it strives to become a top 10 public university.

‘Real traction’ for the economy in Northeast Florida

Plans to develop the long-vacant Jacksonville Electric Authority plant site and the shipyards property are moving along...

A cybersecurity niche

Developing work force programs to meet the needs of the rapidly growing cybersecurity field is a top priority for the Pensacola area.

Big Bend
Targeting air service

Improving transportation is a top priority of economic development officials in the region.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Everything you need to know about the flu
Everything you need to know about the flu

Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.

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The Florida Legislature is considering allowing people with concealed weapon permits to bring their firearms on public college and university campuses. Are you in favor of allowing this, or not?

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