October 2016 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Finny Business


Pompano and Circumstance

Florida's aquaculture sector has lagged even as demand for seafood has increased. Some see a future in farming finfish like cobia and pompano.

Puerto rican Factor
Greener pastures

With Puerto Rico's economy mired in recession and structural problems, scores of the island's residents have come to Florida.

Fixing income inequality

Florida Trend asked a group of Florida leaders for ideas about how to address the gap that's been growing for 30 years between the wealthy and the rest of America.


Up Front
Honest labor

October's Florida Trend examines the state's growing income gap and features an exploration of Miami-Dade County.

Theresa Manuel

"The basketball court was outside. We didn’t have lights. At night, the neighbors would set up lamps with long extension cords and flood the court with light so we could practice."

Turning the tables

Homeless programs turn to the culinary arts to train clients for jobs.

Of Counsel
Pregnant pause for Florida lawyers

Should judges be required to grant continuances to lawyers who need to go on maternity leave?

Tallahassee Trend
A bad — but bulletproof — Florida tax

The political climate has made it impossible to fix the communications services tax, even when everybody agrees how.

Editor's Page
Creating ramps in place of cliffs

The structure of entitlements programs creates disincentives to moving up to better jobs.

Community Portrait

Miami-Dade Community Portrait


A special on the county, including key sectors like banking, healthcare, tourism, real estate and education. Plus, a compendium of notable firms and key contacts.

Economic Backbone

Tax tips

Financial moves for small-business owners and high net worth individuals to cut taxes.

Around the State

Change is in the cards

Florida hosts a cohort of music festivals that compete in a crowded live music scene.

Rokk3r is turning ideas into companies

Rokk3r started as a marketing agency but changed direction to help people turn concepts into companies.

Missing the boat

Plans for a key boat show venue remain up in the air.

A Sarasota version of TED talks inspires ideas

Sarasota’s popular PINC conference aims to spur creativity.

Anthony Catanese’s legacy at FIT

Anthony Catanese retires after 14 years as president of Florida Tech.

Teed up

A website developer finds a marketing partner in a golf tour.

Tallahassee sees green in brownfields

Tallahassee focuses on neglected sites to spur activity.

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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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