February 2016 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Cyber Crime

Cyber Crime

Hacking as a business model

Three former FSU students are accused of being part of a wide-ranging criminal enterprise conducted through cyber-space.

Insider knowledge and data breaches

Insiders — whether maliciously or unknowingly — are responsible for a quarter of all data breaches at companies.

Cyber laws

Two cyber-laws businesses need to know about.

Target sectors

Four industries most at risk for cyber-attacks.


A frustrating, but necessary, cost of doing business.

Cyber U

Cyber-security at Florida's public and private universities.

Tax war

Hospital chain HCA and the state Department of Revenue are fighting a decade-long battle over the company's tax bills that shows no signs of letting up.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
A focus on protection

Florida Trend's publisher talks about cyber-security, Florida surpassing 20 million residents, and a special section on St. Petersburg.

Alto 'Bud' Adams Jr.

"A deer with a rack of horns or a wild turkey, oh I love to shoot them, but a bear is too much like a man for me to want to go up and shoot him."

Florida Originals
A campus done Wright

Florida Southern College's Frank Lloyd Wright architecture continues to attract both students and visitors to the school.

On board

Chefs are creating their own charcuterie in restaurants — and homes — across Florida.

Social studies

A Miami attorney sees opportunity in social media law.

Tallahassee Trend
Roiled over ROI: Measuring return on public incentives

Gov. Scott proposes reducing the return on investment requirement for economic development handouts.

Editor's Page
Helping the homeless in Florida

However well-intentioned, the traditional approach to helping chronically homeless people back into society hasn't worked.

Economic Backbone

Economic Backbone: Telecom

Florida's telecom industry

A look at Florida's telecom business — from Smart City Networks and EnableSoft to merger news and tax breaks.

Small Business

Dad/daughter succession

Next generation business leaders need to consider things their parents didn't have to worry about.


St. Petersburg
The changing face of paradise

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Downtown St. Petersburg

Around the State

Topgolf is driving for dough

A chain of jazzed-up driving ranges is seeing the kind of growth in traffic that traditional golf courses envy.

The art of the deal

Art fairs around Miami post record attendance.

Flush with evidence

A study of pollution in the Indian River Lagoon identifies a new source.

Flesh, blood and plastic

Patient simulators are poised for broader acceptance in medical training. A Sarasota firm expects more business.

Hands off

State transportation officials are planning for a future of connected and driverless cars.

College credit

FaverGray of Jacksonville Beach is cashing in on the boom in student housing across the country.

No bluffing: Escambia hopes to convert vacant land into jobs

FloridaWest, Escambia County's lead economic development alliance, has rolled out a plan to develop a 1,760-acre industrial park about 10 miles north of Pensacola.

Poynter's new direction

Journalism school Poynter institute looks abroad for customers.

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  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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