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September 2017 Contents

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Rural Florida

Rural Florida

Ranchland to Rooftops

One of Florida's biggest underdeveloped areas - the massive property in east-central Florida owned by the Mormon Church - is opening itself to development.


Trendlines

Up Front
Rural Focus

Around the State highlights issues facing businesses and economic leaders in some of the state's rural counties. Research Florida features statewide researchers making headway into many areas of science.

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Wilson Bradshaw

“When I talk to young people today, and I tell them about attending segregated schools when I was growing up... they kind of gasp...”

Dining
Outside Influences

Chefs from New York and abroad are stepping up their presence in Miami.

Out to Lunch

Of Counsel
Unprofitable Cases

Non-profit Florida Rural Legal Services handles cases 'nobody would take.'

Editor's Page
Looney Tunes

These days, we tend to talk, and socialize, only with those who agree with us.

Research Florida

Research Florida

Finely Focused

A Nobel Prize-winning German physicist brings his work - and the microscope he invented - to Florida. It's the only such microscope in the U.S.

Economic Backbone

Energy
Supply Side...

A Gainesville company sells natural gas to utilities in 15 states - and is pushing for deregulation in Florida's electric power markets.

Better Storage

A startup company in Volusia County is trying to develop a lightweight, environmentally friendly battery.

Energy Updates

Electric vehicles, biodiesel-fueled trains, rooftop solar, utility notes

Around the State

Statewide
Rural Florida

Almost half of all Florida counties are classified as economically distressed.

MiamI-DADE
Crop Shift

Miami-Dade farmers have turned to ornamental plants and trees.

Southeast
Paddy Stakes

Rice farming surges in the Everglades.

Southwest
Fried Potatoes

Potatoes might not be in the future for one award-winning potato farm.

Central
Flipped Discs

Lake County taps niche sports to capitalize on its abundance of land.

Northeast
Mining Jobs

A phosphate-mining project promises jobs and draws opposition.

Northwest
Pasture-ized

AgReserves brings changes to northwest Florida.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala
Sting performs with the Florida Orchestra for 50th anniversary gala

Sting performed with the Florida Orchestra for their 50th anniversary gala Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rocker belted some of his biggest hits while conductor Michael Francis led the orchestra.

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