May 2015 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


The Cuba Factor

The Cuba Factor

A first-person account of visiting Cuba

Florida Trend reporter Jason Garcia traveled to Cuba in light of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with the island nation.

Cuba's economic backbone

Cuba’s economy is based on four mainstays...

Interested parties: Florida businesses are watching Cuba's evolution

Many industries are watching the evolution of U.S. policy toward Cuba closely.

Politics and Cuba: Collision course?

While many businesses explore options related to Cuba, hard-liners in the Legislature move to create more obstacles.

Perspectives on normalizing relations

Executives and business leaders offer views on the value of easing relations and how much opportunity it creates.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
The business of cancer therapy

"Unfortunately, cancer has touched us all. Sometimes it strikes family members, friends or colleagues — and once in a while ourselves..."

Florida Icon: NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks

“My true gift from God is the ability to give back versus the talent God gave me to play football.”

Florida Originals
Bullets before breakfast: Ma Barker’s house is for sale

The house where Ma Barker died 80 years ago is being offered to the state.

Tucker Duke Burger

Florida’s chain gang: Restaurant concepts are growing

A number of smart restaurateurs are turning a simple idea, a standard process or a single chef's name and recipes into a chain.

Looking at Florida's bigger economic picture

New vice chairman of Enterprise Florida, attorney Alan Becker, talks about his role and his expectations for the state’s economic development agency.

Editor's Page
Statute of limitations: The case for trading with Cuba

"Our cover package on Cuba leads me to three conclusions..."

Cancer Care in Florida

21st Century Oncology

X-ray visionaries

A single outpatient clinic in Fort Myers grows into the country's biggest provider of radiation services.

Statewide efforts against cancer

Florida treatment centers are stepping up efforts to help cancer patients recover quickly.

Around the State

Above and beyond: Luxe condos in Sunny Isles Beach

In Sunny Isles Beach’s condo market, no luxury feature is luxe enough.

Upscale moves: Old hotels into swanky lodgings

Developers in Fort Lauderdale are transforming old hotels into upscale resorts.

Cyber threats: USF takes aim at cyber criminals

Tech Data CEO Robert Dutkowsky calls cybersecurity one of the company’s “most urgent and important” needs.

Blue crew: JetBlue’s ‘Lodge’

JetBlue’s $25-million “Lodge” at the Orlando International Airport is no ordinary hotel.

Dam issues: Challenges for the Rodman Reservoir

An effort to destroy the dam that created Rodman Reservoir is pitting Putnam County residents against an unlikely alliance.

Wings: The Aerospace industry takes flight in Northwest Florida

Edge Aerodynamix is the latest aerospace-related company to set up shop in northwest Florida.

Port push: More distribution centers are needed

The Florida Ports Council is seeking state support for an advertising effort aimed at luring cargo-shipping companies from other U.S. ports.

Summer Getaway Guide


Summer Getaway Guide

Now is the perfect time to enjoy the fabulous Florida sun and take advantage of special rates and savings [special advertising section].

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway
Alligator spottings ramp up as mating season gets underway

Florida wildlife officials say residents and visitors should expect to see gators at an increasing rate as mating season ramps up.


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