July 2016 Contents

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FEATURES

Florida's 350 Biggest Companies

Florida's 350 Biggest Companies

The Florida Trend 350

Florida Trend's annual list of the biggest public and private companies in the state.

Economic Backbone

Women leaders in Florida

81% of women leaders in Florida are projecting moderate or substantial growth.

Insurance
Until the wind blows: Property insurance in Florida

Floridians now have more choices than just state-run Citizens. A cohort of homegrown property insurance companies has emerged in Florida.

Trendlines

Up Front
Inside scoop on the Top 350

This year's biggest public and private companies list includes 10 public firms with more than $10 billion in sales and 52 private companies with at least $1 billion in revenue.

Florida Originals
Medium rare

Cassadaga's mediums take what they do seriously, struggling against perceptions of the community as an oddball tourist attraction.

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Nicole Johnson

"Standing on a stage in a swimsuit is very not normal. But ... the judging of the woman who is standing before you in a swimsuit has nothing to do with the swimsuit."

Dining
A Cut Above

Florida's restaurants now offer a host of alternatives to traditional steak.

Tallahassee Trend
Nine Lives

Each time it seems to die, a road project in Polk County rises again.

Editor's Page
Whose benefits?

Assignment-of-benefits controversy is just the latest chapter in the never-ending trench warfare between the plaintiffs' Bar and insurance industry.

The Legal Issue

The Legal Issue

Lawsuits on Credit

Companies and law firms that need money for long, expensive legal cases are turning to litigation lenders for cash.

A new line of business: Legal funding

Two attorneys and a COO start a legal funding firm in Boca Raton.

High-tech law & intellectual property

Lawyers who specialize in patent, trademark and copyright disputes are in high demand.

A shift at Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal

Among Florida's appellate courts, the 1st is the only one whose judges have all been appointed by Republican governors.

2016's Impact Cases

Florida's biggest law cases this year.

Laura Rosenbury: Raising the bar

UF law school's new dean aims to put admission standards 'back on track.'

Florida's Legal Leaders
Legal Elite 2016

This year's list of the state's stop lawyers, named by their peers.

Around the State

Statewide
Collateral benefits for Florida retailers

Retailers benefit from the lottery's big payouts

Miami
Talking tourism in the Keys

The Keys are feeling the effects of a jump in visitors.

Southeast
Flight of Ambition

St. Lucie has big plans for its small airport.

Southwest
Economic Realities

The Tampa Bay Times buys the 121-year-old Tampa Tribune.

Central
SunRail stimulus

Economic development rides SunRail's coattails.

Northeast
In the shadows: JaxPort's intermodal container transfer facility

JaxPort's dredging effot gets all the attention, but a small project will have a big impact

Northwest
Proactive: Promoting job growth

Rural Homes County eliminates an impediment to job growth.

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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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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?

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