June 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Downtown Higher Ed
Under John Hitt, the University of Central Florida become an economic development engine in Orlando and Central Florida.
University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft says there's a lot of merit in moving her school’s medical school and heart institute to downtown Tampa.
Across Florida, five public universities and a handful of state colleges -- along with a number of private schools -- installed new presidents.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
"The excitement around Jacksonville these days is palpable. From the Shipyards and “Healthy Town” to coffee shops and craft breweries..."
“WhenI was 40, I dreamed about women. Now, I mainly dream about catching big fish...”
Counter insurgency: Fighting Jim Crow
Fifty-five years ago, Clarence Fort helped desegregate Tampa by staging non-violent sit-ins.
Pie in the sky
Pizzas restaurants in Florida are updating with artisanal ingredients and inventive toppings.
E-discovery has created opportunities for software entrepreneurs who’ve created programs to help lawyers sift through mountains of electronic documents.
Schools out, but far from over
"At this time of year, with school years concluding and graduation ceremonies everywhere, it’s hard not to think about the teachers who’ve had a lasting effect on us..."
We turn the spotlight on Jacksonville's biggest employers, key players, products made there, demographics, biggest industries and more.
Trade, Transportation, Logistics
Still Hovering: Tony Morris pushes ‘maglev’ trains
Entrepreneur Tony Morris wants to build a magnetically levitated train from Orlando International Airport to the Orange County Convention Center.
Leaders in various transportation fields tell Florida Trend where they think transportation trends are headed.
Around the State
The region has a good opportunity to gain clout in the Legislature.
Florida International University in Miami wants to expand across the street from its campus on county-owned land.
The makings of a jobs boom
Manufacturing employment has surged in southeast Florida since 2010 as the region began emerging from the recession.
A roughly 16-block area on the outskirts of downtown St. Petersburg has become a haven for artists. The Warehouse Arts District is home to more than 120 artists.
Some of the most advanced manufacturing in Florida is happening inside a non-descript warehouse in the middle of a hardscrabble section in south Orlando.
Santa Fe College wins the Aspen Prize
Santa Fe College beat out 1,123 community colleges from around the country to claim the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.
Green advocate Mike Rogers
Tallahassee developer Mike Rogers wants homes in Southern Oaks subdivision to be certified green.
Source markets: Foreign travelers flock to Florida
Florida has seen eight straight months of international tourism growth, with China, Europe and South America playing a bigger role.
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