February 2018 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Small Biz: Entrepreneurship
Clara Bullrich and Laura González-Estéfani’s Venture City pulls together founders, investors, experts and academics to boost tech startups.
Tourism has rebounded strongly in the Keys since Irma, but the storm decimated the stock of housing where workers could afford to live.
Inviting, inspiring and growing brighter every day.
The Best Defense
In defense of Florida’s defense industry; big news on the small-business front; a spotlight on St. Petersburg
Divided No More
More regional restaurants are branching out across Florida.
Pedro José Greer Jr.
“The disparities in this country are embarrassing. For example, there are some ZIP codes in Dade County and within a mile of another ZIP code, there’s a 20-year difference in survival.”
New Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson has taken a narrower view of which cases the courth should hear than his predecessor.
Words, Chosen Carefully
A "whopping" number of journalists resort to loaded words that carry a value judgment.
Military in Florida
A phalanx of procurement offices in Orlando oversees some $4 billion in spending for simulation and training services for the U.S. military.
Jacksonville’s Wounded Warrior Project has a new leader who is rebuilding its donor base after donations crashed amid reports of lavish executive spending.
A unique tech incubator develops solutions to problems faced by special ops troops.
Innova’s home panels weather Mother Nature’s best shot and are energy-efficient.
Around the State
Andromeda sees green in its vertical gardens
Sending a signal
Aluma’s mobile towers and antennas travel the world.
Beneficial Blends takes a sustainable approach to making cooking fat.
Researchers get an almost dust-free facility for creating smart sensors.
Saft’s battery plant was a victory for Jacksonville.
Pining for Change
Pine trees, once a source for polluting paper mills, fuel clean energy.
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