February 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Universal Studios Florida
Long overshadowed by Mickey Mouse, Universal Studios Florida is growing explosively, powered by the magic of a popular boy wizard and the money of an initially skeptical new owner.
Briefs include: Cruises to Cuba, an update on BP oil spill settlements, and shakeups at SeaWorld Entertainment.
Entrepreneur Amir Varshovi has built a company that manufactures eco-friendly fertilizer. He’s expanding — and looking to the export market.
Entrepreneur John Daly turned to exporting to help his company better ride out ups and downs in the domestic economy.
AT&T is moving West Delray residents off old phone technology of copper wires and networks of switches, which dates back to Alexander Graham Bell, and onto a modern, internet-based fiber network.
Universal fun in Florida
Florida Trend’s feature on Universal Studios highlights the importance of tourism in Florida.
“Yes, I wrassle alligators. It’s a Florida cultural thing, sort of like running with the bulls in Spain or fighting bulls in Mexico...”
The town that killed an outlaw
Take a trip into the past and learn how a notorious killer died at the Smallwood Store in Collier County.
There's a growing list of restaurants staying open at the traditional closing hours of 2 to 5 p.m.
Attorney Andrew C. Hall has gained a reputation for taking on complex commercial cases against, at times, whole countries.
Loophole: Holding companies use law to avoid paying taxes
Gov. Reubin Askew, who had led a campaign calling for a corporate-income tax, offered a warning: Don’t create loopholes. Guess what happened.
Children who don’t learn early and well hit school age playing catch-up, and the effects tend to cascade through their lives as they age.
All manner of college disciplines — from engineering to the arts — have incorporated entrepreneurship into their teaching.
Florida Atlantic University
A spot at the incubator
University of Central Florida
LaunchPad for student ventures
Florida State University
A noteworthy endeavor
University of Florida
Dorm for budding entrepreneurs
University of Tampa
Focusing on health care and tech
Florida International University
Around the State
Of tourists and toll roads
Many tourists are surprised to find fees on their bills to account for their use of automated toll roads in Florida.
Across the board, local economic indicators are strong.
Battle brews over half-gallon ‘growlers’
The Crafted Keg is suing the state, saying its ban on one specific size of growler has no “rational basis.”
The number of women-owned businesses increased 50% between 2002 and 2014.
Fixed-base operator Showalter Flying Service can’t keep up with the big boys.
Datil Dew Pepper Products sells liquid fire.
Eyeing a fix to prevent blindness
A Pensacola company targets the leading cause of preventable blindness.
Keiser University is going global
Keiser University extends its reach to China, Nicaragua and beyond.
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