April 24, 2015

People Archive

Creating healthier communities

There's a dawning recognition in some parts of Florida that community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically. read more >

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. read more >

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." read more >

Iconic Florida developer H. Irwin Levy

Attorney, Century Village developer, West Palm Beach; age 88 read more >

Corrections course for Florida's lock ‘em up prison system

Florida, like the rest of America, has chosen to incarcerate a disproportionately large part of its population. read more >

Playing catch-up with early learning in Florida

The state spends less per child on pre-K today than it did in 2005-06. read more >

‘Alligator' Ron Bergeron

Businessman; commissioner, Florida fish and Wildlife conservation Commission, Fort Lauderdale, Age 70 read more >

Universal fun in Florida

In the February 2015 issue of Florida Trend, we turns our focus to a competing theme park that is coming on strong — Universal Studios — and what might be labeled the “Universal decade.” read more >

Fruitless: Chasing the yellow dragon

Decisions by Govs. Jeb Bush and Rick Scott to reject plans for a high-speed train between Tampa and Orlando are looking to be wise choices – especially in light of what California is going through... read more >

Howard Schnellenberger is a Florida 'Icon'

Football coaching legend lives in Boynton Beach; age 80 read more >

Trevor Burgess - Wage Champion

C1 Bank's CEO set the tone on a living wage policy. read more >

The Mormon Church - Land Lord

The Mormon Church became Florida's largest private landowner in 2014, now owning more than 670,000 acres. read more >

John Morgan - Impact Player

The attorney left his stamp on Florida in 2014 by supporting Charlie Crist and marijuana. read more >

Miami -- and Florida -- Rising

If you want to understand Florida, you have to visit Miami. The city — which our editors named Floridian of the Year — is bursting at the seams... read more >

Miami - 'The Most Exciting City in the World'

The city of Miami was at the forefront of every trend in 2014. read more >

Florida's Fallen Soldiers

Three American soldiers from Florida died serving their country in 2014. read more >

Gov. Rick Scott - Outside In

Scott became just the second two-term GOP governor in Florida history. read more >

Florida farms bursting with innovation

In the face of low-cost competition from Mexico, Florida's strawberry growers (most of whom are within an hour's drive of Tampa) have to make their case on quality. read more >

Florida Icon: Barbara Mainster

Executive director, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Fort Myers; age 73 read more >

'The town that freedom built'

Zora Neale Hurston made the central Florida town of Eatonville famous. But the town has problems that Hurston's legacy can't solve. read more >

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