February 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Florida's Millennials

Florida's Millennials

Florida, Meet Our Future

The Millennial generation is big, diverse — different. Read about their lifestyles, values, economic lives, where they work and defining traits – and how the stereotypes stack up against the facts.

Not Home Alone

Millennials are in fact much more likely to live with their parents than Baby Boomers were in 1980, but two-thirds of Millennials don’t live at home.

Economic Lives

More than a third of Millennials in Florida work in the retail or hotel/restaurant sectors.

Dreaming American-Style

Millennials are diverse, and Florida’s millennials are even more diverse than the national average. Some 32% of Millennials in Florida speak a language other than English at home.


Up Front
Performing a vital function

Recently, two of my favorite state agencies — Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida — have come under attack for wasting money...

Florida Originals
‘The White Queen of the Gulf’

The Belleview Biltmore hotel was once the largest occupied wood-frame structure in the world.


The Year of the Rooster dawns with Asian flavors of all kinds.

Zev Buffman

“I don’t celebrate birthdays. I don’t celebrate New Year’s Eve. I don’t believe in anything that acknowledges the passage of time.”

Tallahassee Trend
Elections law hot spot

Some believe a state Supreme Court ruling oversteps boundaries.

Of Counsel
A budding area of Florida law

Practice groups are popping up to help businesses navigate the legal haze surrounding medical marijuana.

Editor's Page
Pipelines: Connecting with Millennials

As a parent of two Millennial children, I edited Mike Vogel’s cover story this month with great personal interest.

Timeshare Giants

Timeshare Giants

Company Profile
Marriott's Evolution

The company, which has its timeshare roots in Florida, is tweaking its strategy.

IGL's New Heft

Acquisitions have made the company a player to be reckoned with.

Small Business

An Entrepreneurial Surge

Florida's growing Hispanic population has joined the entrepreneurial ranks in force.

Economic Backbone

Telecom & Cyber-Security
Mergers, acquisitions and updates

Charter Communications become the second-largest cable operator in the country. Frontier Communications makes its largest acquisition. Hotwire Communications moves to Florida, and much more industry news.

Around the State

Florida’s new land baron

... is Thomas Peterffy, a billionaire who moved to the state from Connecticut in 2015.

Targeting talent

One of the biggest challenges for companies in Miami-Dade County is finding qualified employees.

Broward's ‘Corrupt trough’

The ailing North Broward Health District hits a new low.

New cancer-fighting assets

Moffitt Cancer Center plans an almost $1-billion expansion.

Butting heads in Central Florida

Orange County’s property appraiser clashes with big business.

Northeast Florida's British invasion

The Jacksonville Jaguars' London games pay dividends back home.

Getting on the aerospace map

Pensacola hopes to leverage the construction of a maintenance hangar.

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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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