January 2016 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Floridian of the Year

Colin Brown - Floridian of the Year

Colin Brown

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.

Economic Backbone

Health care & millennials

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...

Winston Scott

"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..."

Florida Originals
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.

Editor's Page
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...

Advocacy 2016

Florida Legislature

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.

Droning on

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.

Dogged opposition

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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Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.


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Ballot Box

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

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