March 2015 Contents
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Health Care: Alzheimer’s
Brain trust: Florida research groups target Alzheimer’s
A little-known Sarasota group is among the bio-research efforts in Florida that are targeting Alzheimer's.
Testing the waters: Floating home development in Florida
A 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling could lead to a first-of-its-kind floating home development in south Florida.
MBA programs that go beyond the core
Most schools now offer students opportunities to focus their MBA studies on a specific industry.
Economics 101: Creating the right business climate in Florida
"I’ll be keeping a close eye on what the state does to create headwinds for Enterprise Florida now that the energetic Gray Swoope is gone."
Iconic Florida developer H. Irwin Levy
“I’m from Scranton, Pa. I was going to Cornell law school, just finished my second year, got married and came to Florida on my honeymoon in June of 1950...”
Feld Entertainment - Big top for the big top
Feld Entertainment fnds a home in Manatee County spacious enough to house its giant productions.
Florida food worth worshipping
When two of the biggest food trends collide — the booming demand for local ingredients and big-city celebrity chefs — it’s joyous confusion.
Stitching a niche: Lawyer Laura Ganoza’s fashionable work
Attorney Laura Ganoza finds a way to meld her expertise in law with her love of fashion.
Corrections course for Florida’s lock ‘em up prison system
Florida, like the rest of America, has chosen to incarcerate a disproportionately large part of its population.
Legislative Preview 2015
Changing Dynamics: Gov. Rick Scott vs. lawmakers
Republicans solidified their control of the legislature, but look for a battle against Gov. Rick Scott.
Beyond the Florida legislature's presiding officers, a handful of members in each chamber wields considerable influence.
Is a move into the ranks of lobbying a natural transition or an effort to cash in?
Around the State
Flipping newspaper ownership
A raft of Florida’s smaller newspapers has its second new owner in less than five years.
Miami takes a new approach to zoning
Miami’s new code puts a priority on design.
Torrey Pines touts a state-funded program to develop drugs
Compound share program is designed to accelerate drug discovery at Florida universities and non-profits.
Economic development shake-up in Tampa Bay
The Tampa Bay Partnership is looking for a new leader and increased impact.
Buddy Dyer’s next political move
A 2005 arrest may be the determining factor in what the mayor does.
Fixer-upper: The Mathews Bridge in Jacksonville is repaired
Bridge repairs were quick — but who is going to pay?
Solving a transportation problem along the northwest Florida coast
John Finch saw a need for reliable transportation services along the northwest Florida coast.
The Chinese connection
Miami real estate agents set their sights on Chinese buyers.
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