November 2015 Contents

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Solar Powered Sunshine State

Solar Powered Sunshine State

Dueling over the Sun

More solar power is coming to Florida—voters could face competing solar power amendments in November 2016.

Rooftop vs. Solar Farm

Examining the differences and benefits of homeowners installing solar panels on their roof, or utilities building solar farms.

Community Portrait

The Space Coast

A detailed look at the demographics, economy and business assets of Brevard County.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
In step with Florida’s public universities

"Universities create communities that last a lifetime. I had to opportunity to tour the campuses of both Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in south Florida..."

Mel Tillis

“My daddy stuttered a little bit, and my brother, he stuttered a little bit, and I stutter. Until I went to school, I thought that was just the way people talked.”

Florida Originals
Air Space

The Marion County fly-in community of Jumbolair, home to the longest privately-owned airstrip in the country, has a quirky history and a new owner.

Inca spots: Peruvian cuisine in Florida

Ten years ago, Peruvian cuisine in Florida was a rare and exotic taste found only in a few locations. Today, however, Peru’s ceviche and tiradito crudos can be found throughout the state.

Tallahassee Trend
Politics and law in Florida

A potentially precedent-setting legal decision goes unexplained, and the case dissolves amid a scandal involving the prosecutor.

Setting the pace

As an ecotour guide in the Virgin Islands, Erin Deady felt as if she could do more to save the environment than her educational tours allowed. So she returned to Florida and got her law degree.

Editor's Page
Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1

The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead...

Diversity in Florida

Diversity in Florida

Mirror Image

The Florida community whose demographics most closely match the state’s resembles Florida in other ways, too.

Cold shoulder: Florida anti-discrimination legislation efforts

The push for anti-discrimination legislation has gotten nowhere in the Legislature despite backing from some heavy-hitters in the business community.

In good company: Gina Duncan’s story

When Greg Pingston decided to become Gina Duncan, she found support from her employer.

Making strides: LGBT policies at seven Florida companies

The Human Rights Campaign gives high marks to seven Florida companies for their policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Around the State

Mouse moves: Middle class Disney

Has Disney really abandoned the middle class to chase well-heeled visitors?

Recognizing opportunity

Kairos--a technology company that makes digital tools to recognize and understand people and their emotions--is on a growth tear.

Hotel surge in southeast Florida

A Palm Beach-based developer has a host of new contruction projects all over the state.

A grow-slower plan at FGCU

Following a decade of double-digit annual enrollment increases, FGCU is tapping the brakes.

Important Connections: Orlando's Middle East gateway

Emirates' daily non-stop flights link Orlando International with a major overseas hub.

Role models as a weapon against crime

A Jacksonville school program hopes mentors can help curtail violence.

Numbers game: UCompass delivers educational software

Synopsis: Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Ed Mansouri wants to prepare students for data-driven jobs and says he has just the tool to help them.

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Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Sea turtles experiencing 'cold stun' flown to rehab in Florida
Sea turtles experiencing 'cold stun' flown to rehab in Florida

Fifty-two endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles are rehabbing at four facilities in Florida following a flight on a private plane from the New England Aquarium in Massachusetts.


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