January 2018 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Floridian of the Year
Tampa entrepreneur Kiran Patel has made hundreds of millions of dollars growing and selling health care companies. Together with his wife, he has given more than $240 million over the years to support the arts, education and health care in Florida.
Jacksonville & Northeast Florida
The region's economy is heading for transformative times.
A new Jacksonville
It’s not the small, southern town you may recall.
Great brunches, biergartens and steakhouses turn up in unexpected places.
Al Hoffman Jr.
“There’s my father’s business card. Hoffman Poultry. My dad’s chicken shop. I used to kill chickens a lot and dress them. On the south side of Chicago — the wives would come in mostly — they’d pick out a live chicken or a turkey or a goose or a duck. We’d have to kill it, dress it and have it ready for them when they came back. I swore to myself: A: I would never do this kind of labor in my life, and B: I wanted to be a millionaire. Somehow I was going to make it.”
Extending a Hand
Florida's Puerto Rican lawyers offer a way for the island's law students to continue studying.
For Susan MacManus, it's all about the data — and not her opinion.
Experts in real estate, retail, tourism, health care and the financial sector weigh in.
With the governor's job up for grabs and two open Cabinet positions, a horde of legislators will be looking for angles to play.
Florida orthopedists are operating less often on conditions such as rotator-cuff injuries and meniscus tears for some age groups.
Around the State
Miami lags in growing companies beyond the startup phase.
Fort Lauderdale lands the German rental car company's U.S. headquarters.
Body of Work
Florida becomes home to the country's only subtropical 'body farm.'
The search is on for UCF's next president.
Lower production costs are prompting big solar investments.
FSU is backing a big community infrastructure project.
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