May 2017 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Florida's Drug Rehab Industry

Addicted to rehab: A look at Florida’s sober houses

Bad actors in Florida's addiction treatment industy built a business model that turned recovering addicts into cash cows and produced overdoses, suicides and troubled neighborhods.

Mayoral Profile
Jacksonville's Lenny Curry

Jacksonville's new mayor "is making lots of noise" in tackling some big, longstanding problems.

Autonomous Vechicles
Open arms, no hands

Florida has positioned itself well for a driverless future, but there's a long road ahead before autonomous vehicles are commonplace.


Up Front - Publisher's Column

Read about Florida’s High Tech Corridor, driverless cars, trade and transportation statewide and check out our special section on Florida Getaways.

Florida Icon
Alex Sink

"My mother was a perfectionist. Growing up, everything had to be perfect. That's not so good. I didn’t raise my children that way."

Florida Originals
Batty: UF builds a third bat house

It took some doing for the University of Florida to lure hundreds of bats away from Florida Field and to a new bat house.

Beyond the essentials

In Lake Nona, you can play with fabulous croquettes of lighter-than-air moon globes of yucca and soft-cooked quail eggs, sip tequila in a witty Spicy Gummy Bear or just tuck into a solid burger worthy of a gastro pub.

For the good

The Florida Bar recognizes attorneys who volunteer their time and skills

Editor's Page
Art of the deal

For the purpose of this column, I want to focus on how Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry took on the LGBTQ-related issue and ask you to decide how you feel about his approach.

Spotlight: High-Tech Corridor

Raised Expectations

The 23-county Corridor across Florida's midsection is changing the state's economy by growing a solid base of high-tech talent and entrepreneurship.

Economic Backbone

The President's impact

How will Trump's policies affect Florida? Plus, a conversation with Jim Bacchus, TopRank lists of airports, seaports, foreign trade zones.

Around the State

Making a breakthrough

A Miami-Dade program guides at-risk kids through their school years.

Long range plan

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is opening its latest shooting range in Palm Beach County.

A mainstay retires

Barbara Mainster built RCMA into the largest non-profit child-care provider in the state.

Life or death

A state attorney's decision becomes a referendum on the death penalty.

Changing channels

Just three operators now control Jacksonville's six TV stations.


A chance meeting lands GKN Aerospace in Bay County.

Summer Getaway Guide


Summer Getaway Guide

Now is the perfect time to enjoy the fabulous Florida sun and take advantage of special rates and savings [special advertising section].

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Florida Business News

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Florida Trend Video Pick

For decades, a Florida woman had no sense of smell. Can she get it back?
For decades, a Florida woman had no sense of smell. Can she get it back?

Barbara Walker lost her sense of smell at age 21, after a car accident — just as she was starting to find herself. Barb’s loss left her with a sense that something profound was missing: “I never felt whole.” When Barb thought she might be beginning to smell again, she became obsessed.

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