NAVIGATION

October 1, 2016

Editor's column

Ramps instead of cliffs

Florida is one of several states where the Social Security Administration is testing an approach that encourages people who receive benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program to return to work. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Trading in ignorance

Nothing is more disappointing in the current presidential campaign than both candidates' aversion to talking straight to the American people about the issues that will actually determine the nation's future. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Generational differences in Florida

Over time, persistent "discomfort" becomes the same thing as bigotry. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

Whose benefits?

Several months ago, I had a pest issue and agreed to an “assignment-of-benefits” contract with a pest control company, letting the company deal with my insurer on costs. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

A tribute to a friend: Cliff Hinkle

Florida had Cliff as a friend long before I did. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Expectations in Jacksonville

When Tim Cost became president of Jacksonville University in 2013, he began asking questions that seemed obvious. Why were there so many bare patches on campus lawns where grass should have been growing? Why was there no representation of a dolphin — the school's mascot — in any prominent place? Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Putnam County's coal plant is in the crosshairs

New EPA rules hit Florida's rural population hard. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Virtues: Saving, investing and Millennials

Young people tend to be targeted mostly with messages encouraging consumption and debt. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Technology and telecommunications focus on protection

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. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Helping the homeless in Florida

The traditional approach to helping chronically homeless people envisions them climbing a series of rungs up a virtuous ladder back into society: Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

Connecting education and economic development in Florida

In 2013, Kelly Smallridge, was trying to convince the CEO of a financial services firm to move his company down from the northeast. The CEO said he was sold on Palm Beach County but indicated there was a hurdle... Read more »
Published on 12/28/2015

More than water: Innovations found in Israel's water supply

A new book, “Let There Be Water” by American businessman and writer Seth Siegel, offers a detailed look at how a host of policies and initiatives have brought water self-sufficiency to Israel's 8 million citizens. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1

The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead... Read more »
Published on 10/28/2015

A taxing topic

Some business advocates like to tout Florida as a “low-tax” state. But as a recent Florida TaxWatch publication comparing Florida with other states points out, Florida's low-tax reputation is a “complicated” issue. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Orlando City Soccer Club behaves like a real business

Orlando City Soccer Club owners put together a deal with the city of Orlando and Orange County for a $115-million facility with about 20,000 seats... Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Millennial magnets: Healthy downtowns and urban cores

Either consciously or serendipitously, many Florida communities have been redeveloping their urban cores in ways that position them well to attract millennials and the businesses that hire them. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Focus health care on prevention

Health care costs are being driven up by better drugs, better machines and our inclination to extend our lives for as long as we can -- regardless of cost, regardless of the quality of life medicine delivers in our final days. Read more »
Published on 6/26/2015

Schools out, but far from over

At this time of year, with school years concluding and graduation ceremonies everywhere, it's hard not to think about the teachers who've had a lasting effect on us. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Spotlighting Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a great place to visit — and also a great city in which to live, build a career and raise a family. It's a city on the move. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

Statute of limitations

The case for trading with Cuba Read more »
Published on 4/28/2015

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