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July 20, 2017

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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As anyone who keeps up with the news these days knows, Florida law is evolving rapidly. Regulations are being scaled back, and new legislation is becoming more complex.
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While he still has more plans, John Hitt has had a successful 25-year tenure as UCF president by any measure. Also, find out what's new at Florida's other higher-ed institutions.
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It's now time to add Florida's High Tech Corridor to ranks of California's Scilicon Valley, the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Texas. Florida's Corridor runs from Tampa Bay through Orlando and to the Atlantic Coast, with an important “bump” reaching up to Gainesville.
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$2,600,000,000. That's the net worth it takes to be among the top 25 wealthiest Floridians. Most of us can't imagine that level of wealth.
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You probably know Polk County and Lakeland, its biggest city, located between Tampa Bay and Orlando...
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Recently, two of my favorite state agencies — Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida — have come under attack for wasting money.
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Tallahassee has developed into a burgeoning city anchored by home-grown businesses with international reach.
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This month we say goodbye to one longtime employee and hello to our new associate publisher here at Florida Trend.
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Education has always been of great interest to me. I've thought that after my career at Florida Trend I might like to run a school. And since many of the magazine's readers have the management skills that would apply to schools, maybe I could tap your expertise.
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Income inequality is the topic of a feature in this issue and of executive editor Mark Howard's column. Mark writes about federal programs (disability, Head Start, food stamps, etc.) and how the structure of those benefits can create disincentives for recipients to try to move up in the world.
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