September 2014 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


National Defense in Florida

Home on the (Bombing) Range

Home on the (bombing) range

A 106,034-acre site in rural central Florida is routinely bombed, blasted and shot to pieces.

Defense Simulation: Playing doctor

With future defense-spending unsure, many simulation firms are turning to commercial markets — with a particular focus on the health care field.

Importing workers

Believe them, say Florida employers who use the federal H-1B visa program to import workers, they’d hire Americans if they could find them..


Up Front
Around the state

Publisher Andy Corty writes about the “ATS” or Around the State sections that Florida Trend publishes.

H. Lee Moffitt

A few moments with H. Lee Moffitt, attorney, former speaker of the Florida House and namesake of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute.


The chef checks in at hotel restaurants

New hotels across Florida, from grand luxury brands to boutique properties, have put food forward as their chief attraction to both guests and local diners.

Tallahassee Trend
Disney places its bets

The theme park giant is funneling money to candidates who back Sen. Joe Negron for Senate President.

Of Counsel - Florida Law
Lead Attorney: Meet Gregory Coleman

The Bar's new president shifts his focus after finding out most Floridians can't afford an attorney.

Editor's Page
Kickin' It: Soccer is booming in Florida

Mark Howard discusses how the global popularity of soccer has taken hold in Florida.

Women's Heart Health

Heart Health

A New Profile

Florida’s medical community is stepping up efforts to educate women about heart disease, which has become the No. 1 cause of death for women.

Community Portrait

Explore Florida’s heartland

Take an in-depth look at DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Okeechobee and southern Polk counties.

Around the State

A year of service

City Year members are awarded a $5,400 AmeriCorps award, which they can use to pay college tuition or repay student loans.

University of Miami is banking on brains

The University of Miami’s “Brain Bank” is a brain tissue bank that forms a center of research into brain-related disease.

Tradition: The next big thing

Signs point to a Tradition growth spurt, consulting firm predicts.

Traffic signs

Pinellas voters will decide if rail gets a green light.

Central Florida growth drivers

Real Estate experts point to Lake Nona and The Villages as drivers of good growth.

Jacksonville's $1.65-billion hole

Jacksonville's pension obligations haunt city officials.

Landmark Center development a long time coming

Downtown Fort Walton Beach finally gets a mixed-use project that's been in the works for years.

Tops among foreign real estate buyers

Florida ranks as the top market for international residential real estate sales.

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Domino Park, symbol of Little Havana, reopens after COVID closure
Domino Park, symbol of Little Havana, reopens after COVID closure

The sound of laughter and clacking dominoes returned to Little Havana's popular Domino Park on May 3, 2021, as it reopened after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19.

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