June 26, 2019

August 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Florida's Best Companies

Florida's Best Companies

Best Companies to Work For 2017

100 companies made the cut in our 9th annual Best Companies rankings.

Bowling for dollars

Even as bowling alleys sturggle to attact new customers, an equipmeent manufacturer in Lake Wales outperforms the industry.

Everybody's watching

Employees at a Jacksonville software company know exactly how their company is doing — in real time.

Higher ed, online

A company in Maitland helps colleges and universities with online degree programs.


Up Front
Florida’s changing workforce

This issue’s cover feature examines the value of a career that doesn’t require a four-year degree, apprenticeships, training programs and a by-the-numbers look at the state’s workforce.

Craig Fugate

“The worse the disaster, the more likely that the first responder will be your neighbor.”

Bridging the gap

McGregor Boulevard and Tamiami Trail are still the main drags of the Fort Myers-Cape Coral corridor... But these days dining on both sides of the Caloosahatchee River has become thoroughly modern...

Of Counsel
Critical Juncture

The Bar's new president keeps a close eye on the Constitution Revision Commission.

Tallahassee Trend
Philosophy — or Ax-Grinding?

Why does Joe Negron have it in for the state's community colleges?

Editor's Page
Healthier connections

Health considerations are playing a bigger role in how cities work.

Workforce 2017

Workforce 2017

Floridians at work

Where the jobs are and where they'll be. Changes in Florida's jobs picture.

Wages: Stuck

The question nationally and in Florida is why wages haven't soard as demand for labor increases and the supply shrinks.

Shedding expectations

Getting off the four-year degree track in favor of skilled — and high paying — work.

CAPE crusade

Florida's attempt to connect what employers need with what schools teach is making progress, but unevenly.

Apprentice track

Some firms recognize the value in creating apprenticeships for young workers.

Economic Backbone

Cardiac Care
Cardiac advances

Children's hearts, avoiding surgery, rankings, new heart hospital, tiny pacemakers, disolving stents and more.

Around the State

Gaining altitude

Capt. Arnold Tolbert takes Florida Memorial's aviation program to a higher level.

Tale of 2 schools

Palm Beach County boasts two schools founded and supported by local billionaires.


USF strikes a sports marketing deal with the Lighting's Jeff Vinik

Shipping and handling

A Harris-developed system of satellites will track ships in real time.

Shopping list

Regency Centers' focus helps it buck the national trend.

Cyber growth

UWF's cyber center takes on a larger role in national security.

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An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.


Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket From Florida, Its ‘Most Difficult’ Ever
SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Rocket From Florida, Its ‘Most Difficult’ Ever

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. launched its Falcon Heavy rocket for the U.S. military early Tuesday in a spectacular nighttime liftoff that Musk described as the company’s toughest yet. The rocket and payload rumbled aloft at 2:30 a.m. local time from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida after a three-hour delay.

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