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January 2019 Contents

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FEATURES

Florida's New Governor

Ron DeSantis

And Now, the Details

Ron DeSantis ran on a broad platform short on details. Here's what to expect from Florida's new governor.

Rick Scott's Legacy

Scott's focus on the state's economy and finances has left incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis room to maneuver.

Economic Backbone

Cardiac Care
Stem Cell Metrics

A Scripps scientist aims to make heart failure therapy more effective.

Implant Option

An alternative to open-heart surgery originally designed for older and sicker people gains traction among a wider range of patients.

A New Branch of Medicine

Soaring survival rates for children born with heart defects creates demand for adult care specialists.

Training Cardiac Specialist

Dr. Lee Learman spearheads graduate medical education at FAU.

Proactivity

Treatments focus on genetic testing to help stem problems before they occur.

Trendlines

Up Front
Gov. DeSantis

Ron DeSantis has a tough act to follow as our new governor.

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Diane McFarlin

“In many ways, the $200 dinner is wasted on me. I like hole-in-the-wall restaurants.”

Editor's Page
Every Which Way

The real trends we should pay attention to involve big-picture demographics.

Economic Outlook

2019 Economic Outlook

Florida in 2019

Perspectives on the year ahead from business leaders in each of Florida's major regions, along with key growth-related statistics and a roundup of issues and news.

Miami

Rising home values are pushing many families out of the South Florida market.

Southeast

Broward has 1.1 million sq. ft. of retail under construction — half of it in Fort Lauderdale.

Southwest

Strategic Propery Partners' 50-acre Water Street Tampa district will feature retail, offices, homes, hotels, cultural and educational facilities.

Central

Up to 35 launches in Florida are projected for 2019. Spaceport could see 20K new workers over the next decade.

Northeast

A $17-million garage will provide 1,770 parking spaces at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville.

Northwest

Devastation caused by Hurrican Michael likely will prompt the Florida Building Commision to review building codes.

Community Portrait

Special Section
Orlando Regional Spotlight

Metro Orlando is riding a wave of population and job growth.

Orlando

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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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