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April 28, 2016

Andrew P. Corty

President & Publisher of Florida Trend • acorty@floridatrend.com

Andy Corty Andy Corty

Andy is publisher of Florida Trend, the statewide magazine that is widely read by 250,000 business executives, government officials, and civic trend-setters. He oversees Trend's monthly content, all business operations, and Trend's widening array of digital offerings.

Andy joined the Times Publishing organization, Trend Magazines’ parent company, in 1978 as assistant to the publisher. He then took a five-year stint at The Washington Post, but returned to Florida to head marketing for the St. Petersburg Times, now the Tampa Bay Times. For 15 years he acted as vice chairman of Congressional Quarterly, a subsidiary of the Times until it was sold in 2009.

In addition to leading Florida Trend, Andy sits on the board of directors for Times Publishing and serves as a trustee of The Poynter Institute, the not-for-profit school that owns the Times.

Andy received his bachelor's degree from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is active in the community. A graduate of Leadership St. Petersburg and Leadership Florida, he serves on the board of trustees as treasurer of the Salvador Dali Museum and on the board of Enterprise Florida, among other activities. He and his wife, the former Betty Wallace, reside in St. Petersburg. They have two sons in college.

Columns by Corty:

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Florida has been wise to invest heavily in airports and deepwater ports. Our special Economic Backbone feature?? shows just how important these assets have become.
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Downtowns are booming all across Florida. While we all know about the development craze in Miami, Florida metro areas from the Atlantic to the Gulf also are surging.
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With no Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico or Everglades to hem it in, Orlando's potential is boundless.
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FLORIDA TREND'S cover story this month on cyber-security also appears along with an economic backbone piece on the telecommunications industry. It's no coincidence. The two go hand-in-hand.
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2016 is off to a running start here at Florida Trend. The outlook for the year ahead looks positive, as many industry leaders express in our Industry Outlook article.
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The Golden Spoon Awards recognize Florida's top restaurants. And this year, editor Chris Sherman outdid himself yet again, writing about one of the latest trends — “fiery fusion cuisine.”
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Universities create communities that last a lifetime. I had to opportunity to tour the campuses of both Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in south Florida.
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Enterprise Florida, the state's public-private partnership to attract business, says its incentive toolkit is running out of money — it has just $9 million, an amount that's supposed to last through the middle of 2016. That's not nearly enough.
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Now that Florida has passed the 20-million population mark, what are the implications?
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A successful enterprise may succeed by marketing to one specific group and hiring people who most resemble and understand that group. Or they may succeed through diversity, welcoming people of all ages, colors, faiths and skills and helping them work together.
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