January 2016 Contents
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Floridian of the Year
In a year dominated by discussions of wage inequality, JM Family Enterprises’ CEO, Colin Brown, decided to share more of the company’s success with its workers.
The connected, tech-savvy millennial generation is influencing every aspect of health care — from the technology used by physicians to insurance.
Industry Outlook 2016
What is the outlook for industries in Florida?
Business leaders around Florida are optimistic going into the new year.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
2016 is off to a running start in Florida
The outlook for the year ahead looks positive, as many industry leaders express in our Industry Outlook article...
"I’m on the flight deck, looking out the front window. I’m on my back, and the countdown is happening. You can hear it. You can feel it..."
Daily Bread: Four generations of pan Cubano
Juan More left his native Spain for Cuba to fight in the Spanish-American War. While there, he learned how to bake bread the Cuban way...
2016 Trends: Hints of what’s to come
Will Florida menus turn toward classical French, or more Southern fried this year? More toward full-sized entrees, or smaller small plates?
Revising Florida’s constitution
In a few months, work will begin on forming the 2017-18 Constitutional Revision Commission, with the governor’s office naming a steering committee to start planning the commission’s activities.
Connecting education and economic development in Florida
In 2013, Kelly Smallridge, was trying to convince the CEO of a financial services firm to move his company down from the northeast. The CEO said he was sold on Palm Beach County but indicated there was a hurdle...
The 2016 Florida Legislature: Once more with feeling
The 2015 legislative session ended in chaos, barely avoiding a government shutdown. Now lawmakers have an opportunity to kick off the 2016 session with a little more harmony.
Big lobbying firms in Florida wear multiple hats
Lobbying firms with many clients can sometimes find themselves on both sides of an issue.
Around the State
Special residency status for Cuban immigrants is on precarious footing
Cuban immigrants have gotten special residency status for 50 years. Some think that should change.
More companies are turning to unmanned flying machines.
Leaving on top
CEO Frank Sacco steps aside as Memorial Healthcare System steps up its game.
Groceries are ‘Shipt’ home
An Alabama grocery delivery service targets Publix shoppers.
Greyhound activists take their fight to Seminole County voters.
Soft skills: The softer side of 3-D printing
Until recently, 3-D printers could only manufacture solid objects, UF has found a way for the printers to make soft, pliable objects.
Oil prices on a 'slippery slope'
The slide in oil prices puts a Port of Pensacola project on hold.
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