April 2015 Contents

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FEATURES

Celebrities in Florida

Celebrities in Florida

Fame magnet

Florida has played host to movie stars, TV actors, presidents, writers, business magnates and sports figures since the 1890s

Where the celebrities live in Florida

A sampling of well-known people who live in Florida, from athletes and entertainers to artists and business people.

Covering Florida's celebrities

As founder of GossipExtra.com, Jose Lambiet makes a living digging up dirt on celebrities in Florida.

Wealth Management: A wealth of knowledge

In today’s financial environment, experienced Florida private bankers and wealth management professionals suggest the following strategies for investors.

Trendlines

Up Front
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.

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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..."

Dining
Florida Dining: Southern surge

Southern cooking has surged into fashion in the past five years, as brewpubs and others celebrated pork and BBQ as suitable accompaniments.

Tallahassee Trend
An exit interview with Gray Swoope

The former CEO of Enterprise Florida, talks about Florida’s progress on attracting businesses.

Editor's Page
Creating healthier communities

Community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically...

Economic Yearbook 2015

Economic Yearbook 2015

Gaining momentum...

With the economic recovery in full swing, businesses across Florida are laying the groundwork for continued growth.

MiamI-DADE
Tourism and construction drive the region

Miami-Dade County is stepping up its marketing to attract gay and lesbian travelers.

Southeast
Expansion all around

Transportation and infrastructure projects are paving the way for future growth in southeast Florida.

Treasure Coast
Healthy economic prognosis

Health care is fueling a recovery in Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Southwest
Manufacturing surge

The manufacturing sector in Sarasota County added 600 jobs over the past year.

Tampa Bay
A plan for downtown Tampa?

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to create a “live, work, play and stay” environment.

Central
Positive economic developments

Theme parks are setting records, the University of Central Florida is planning a downtown campus and more...

Space Coast
Racing to a rebound

The Daytona International Speedway is undergoing a $400-million makeover.

North Central
UF-led growth

Growth in the region continues to be fueled by the University of Florida, as it strives to become a top 10 public university.

Northeast
‘Real traction’ for the economy in Northeast Florida

Plans to develop the long-vacant Jacksonville Electric Authority plant site and the shipyards property are moving along...

Northwest
A cybersecurity niche

Developing work force programs to meet the needs of the rapidly growing cybersecurity field is a top priority for the Pensacola area.

Big Bend
Targeting air service

Improving transportation is a top priority of economic development officials in the region.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.

 

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Ballot Box

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
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