July 2023 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


65 Years of Florida Trend

Trending the Florida Dream

Trending the Florida Dream

A Florida historian reflects on the state's promise and challenges over the past 65 years.

Then & Now

Demographics, politics, the economy and more in 1958 vs. 2023.

Eight Watershed Moments

Key events that have shaped the state as we know it.

Voices of Leadership

Former Florida Trend editors and publishers look back.

Dear Julie, Dear Dad

Fifty-three years ago, Florida Trend founder Harris Mullen penned a letter to his daughter Julie. As the magazine turns 65, she replies.

Florida's Future

Experts in their Field provide perspectives on the decade ahead.

Economic Backbone

Florida Law
Reading Between the Lines

Lawyers for Literacy sees a lot of book value in teaching kids to read.

An Ounce of Prevention

The new president of the Florida Bar says education and mentoring can keep attorneys out of trouble.

Fighting for Vets

A Tallahassee team goes to battle for veterans in need of legal help.

Dial-an-Expert, No Charge

Steven D. Rubin helps connect legal aid staff attorneys with legal experts

Community Portrait

Regional Economic Profile
Polk County

Amid high growth, Polk re-envisions itself as a centralized urban hub.


Up Front
65 Years and Counting

It is an honor to lead an organization with roots going back 65 years.

Jeff Johnson

"Everybody is either older, or God willing, is going to be."

Editor's Page
Innovation's Past is Prologue

Harris Mullen saw a statewide business community ready to take off.

Florida's Top 350

350 Biggest Companies

350 Biggest Companies

Florida's top 350 public and private companies.

125 Public Companies

The state's biggest publicly traded companies, ranked by revenue.

225 Private Companies

The state's biggest privately held companies, ranked by revenue.

Legal Lion

Miami litigator Aaron Podhurst became one of the world's leading plane crash attorneys and a steady presence of unimaginable events over the decades.

Upping the Ante

Joey Levy's tech startup Betr, sees big opportunity in the niche market of microbetting.

Managing Partners

This inagural NOTABLES section profiles 90 managing partners from across the state.

Around the State

Key Milestone

Florida's tripical island chain markes its 200th anniversary.

Island Plan Revival

Nitin Motwani and his partners have big plans for Watson Island.

The Art of Play

Fun in Motion brings "movement-inspired" toys to the world.

Floating Solar Farm

Duke Energy Florida has turned a former phosphate mining pit into a solar farm.

Saving Sea Cows

Brevard Zoo is working on ways to help the state's embattled manatees.

Unlocking Potential

FSCJ and The Arc have created a program to help adults with intellectual and development differences.

All Hands on Deck

A Leon County commissioner says Amazon is about to go on a hiring spree.

Access Earlier Issues

Florida Business News

  • Florida’s population boom drives bigger hurricane losses, despite tougher building codes

    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

  • Business BeatBusiness Beat - Week of September 29th

    Get top news-to-know with Florida Trend's headline-focused video news brief, hosted by digital content specialist Aimée Alexander.

  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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