October 2019 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Marijuana in Florida

Cannabis Crowd

This Bud's for Us

Headed by Wall Streeters and MBAs and backed by deep-pocketed investor funds, more than 20 companies are fighting for dominance in the era of Big Pot ushered in by voters.

The Cannabis Crowd

The five original companies the state chose to produce medical marijuana have been joined by at least 17 others, including publicly traded firms.

Economic Backbone

Knack for Snacks

A Windermere investment fund aims to turn healthier snack products into pantry staples.

A Flood of Data

Neptune ditches FEMA's elevation maps and instead relies on its own analytics and algorithms.

Numbers Sleuth

When things blow up, CPA Soneet Kapila cleans up.

A Number of Changes

Accounting firms are adjusting as new tech takes over some traditional tasks.


Jax Federal's new CEO talks about his strategy for expansion.


Up Front
A Better Place

People often ask me what my role as publisher of Florida Trend entails.

Randy Wayne White

“I'm not Doc Ford. I tell people, quite honestly, that he's bigger, better-looking, smarter than I'll every be, and tougher by far.”

Deli Revival

A new generation of delis is in full swing in Florida.

Editor's Page
Teaching, Anyone?

For at least a decade, the state has had to work hard to create ways to get more people to teach in public schools.

2020 Census

U.S. Census and Florida

The U.S. Census and Florida

The once-every-decade count has high-stakes implications for the state.

Community Portrait

Greater Gainesville

More than a "sleepy little college town," the Greater Gainesville area is battling its way up the ranks both across Florida and nationwide.

Navy Federal Credit Union
Growth Engine

Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from a call center into an economic powerhouse with impact throughout Northwest Florida.

A Sense of Mission

Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola.

Florida Credit Unions
Credit Unions Go Shopping

Florida leads the nation in the number of banks purchased by credit unions.

Around the State

Analytics Innovator

Students in the ATOM think tank program gain experience working with companies such as Royal Caribbean.

Paying Dividends

Palm Beach County benefits from the 2017 federal tax cut.

Cancer Vaccine

Morphogenesis is working to enable a patient's immune system to identify and kill cancer cells.

Co-Working Expansion

Venture X opened a co-working location in downtown Orlando.

More Proton Therapy in Jacksonville

The Mayo Clinic plans to build Jacksonville's third proton therapy center.

Reasoning Robots

Kristen "Brent" Venable will head the robotics program at UWF.

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Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Man in Florida paid off the lunch debt for more than 400 students. He hopes others follow suit
Man in Florida paid off the lunch debt for more than 400 students. He hopes others follow suit

Hundreds of Florida students in need were able to have their lunch debt paid off this week through a community group that banded together to set an example. “It has a lot of impacts if a child is happy and well-fed,” said Angie Vyas-Knight, who helps manage the Jupiter Mamas Facebook group.

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