February 2017 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
The Millennial generation is big, diverse — different. Read about their lifestyles, values, economic lives, where they work and defining traits – and how the stereotypes stack up against the facts.
Millennials are in fact much more likely to live with their parents than Baby Boomers were in 1980, but two-thirds of Millennials don’t live at home.
More than a third of Millennials in Florida work in the retail or hotel/restaurant sectors.
Millennials are diverse, and Florida’s millennials are even more diverse than the national average. Some 32% of Millennials in Florida speak a language other than English at home.
Performing a vital function
Recently, two of my favorite state agencies — Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida — have come under attack for wasting money...
‘The White Queen of the Gulf’
The Belleview Biltmore hotel was once the largest occupied wood-frame structure in the world.
The Year of the Rooster dawns with Asian flavors of all kinds.
“I don’t celebrate birthdays. I don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve. I don’t believe in anything that acknowledges the passage of time.”
Elections law hot spot
Some believe a state Supreme Court ruling oversteps boundaries.
A budding area of Florida law
Practice groups are popping up to help businesses navigate the legal haze surrounding medical marijuana.
Pipelines: Connecting with Millennials
As a parent of two Millennial children, I edited Mike Vogel’s cover story this month with great personal interest.
The company, which has its timeshare roots in Florida, is tweaking its strategy.
Acquisitions have made the company a player to be reckoned with.
Florida's growing Hispanic population has joined the entrepreneurial ranks in force.
Telecom & Cyber-Security
Mergers, acquisitions and updates
Charter Communications become the second-largest cable operator in the country. Frontier Communications makes its largest acquisition. Hotwire Communications moves to Florida, and much more industry news.
Around the State
Florida’s new land baron
... is Thomas Peterffy, a billionaire who moved to the state from Connecticut in 2015.
One of the biggest challenges for companies in Miami-Dade County is finding qualified employees.
Broward's ‘Corrupt trough’
The ailing North Broward Health District hits a new low.
New cancer-fighting assets
Moffitt Cancer Center plans an almost $1-billion expansion.
Butting heads in Central Florida
Orange County’s property appraiser clashes with big business.
Northeast Florida's British invasion
The Jacksonville Jaguars' London games pay dividends back home.
Getting on the aerospace map
Pensacola hopes to leverage the construction of a maintenance hangar.
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