March 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


2017 Legislative Preview

House Speaker Richard Corcoran

Heavy Hitter

Florida's new speaker of the House wields more power than any speaker in decades.

The Issues: 2017's Legislative Priorities

A tighter state budget and promises of spending cuts put pressure on a host of legislative priorities.

Economic Backbone

Trends & Updates
PEOs & Executive Recruitment

Changes in regulation and federal recognition are giving the industry a boost.


Up Front
Spotlight on Polk

You probably know Polk County and Lakeland, its biggest city, located between Tampa Bay and Orlando...

Chick Magnets

Chick magnets

Chicken stampedes onto Florida menus — in multiple fried variations.

Bello Nock

"After seven generations of circus performers in my family, my parents told me that I didn't have to follow in their footsteps. I just had to try it out for 30 or 40 years."

Of Counsel
Meet Florida's new justice.

10 things to know about C. Alan Lawson ...

Editor's Page
Time to serve

Want a reminder that Americans remain fundamentally decent and generous? Volunteer.

MBA Programs

MBA Programs

International Attraction

MBA degree programs at Florida universities attract students from all over the world who like the diversity at the schools and opportunities to interact with local businesspeople.

Community Portrait

Polk County

Businesses, sectors, vital statistics and the voices of central Florida's Polk County.

Around the State

Site Seeing: Consultants eye policy

Site selectors are watching Florida's debate over incentives closely.

Sea leveling: Miami takes on rising tides

Experts predict the Atlantic Ocean will rise two feet by 2060 — putting the western half of Miami beach under water.

Eye in the sky: Boca's EagleEye Intelligence

Entrepreneur Scott Adams' new venture involves airborne intelligence.

Crossroads for Florida's panthers

Endangered since 1967, Florida's panthers may have reached population equilibrium this year.

Advantage, Lake Nona

The USTA opens its tennis academy, and KPMG announces big plans.

UF is charting its course

UF gets more inclusive with its latest long-term master plan.

Energized industry in Walton County

A once-idle industrial park in Walton County comes to life.

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Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy
Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy

The City of Lakeland is reducing its reliance on landfills by turning waste into energy. The City is working to become more sustainable by teaming up with NuCycle Energy. The partnership allows businesses to bring their waste to NuCycle Energy’s facility, where it will be turned into an energy fuel product, that replaces fossil fuels.

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