March 2019 Contents

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FEATURES

Profile: Nikki Fried

Nikki Fried

The New Face of Florida Agriculture

The state's new agriculture commissioner brings a focus on weed, water and weapons. She and the state's traditional ag community - farmers, packers and ranchers - are still getting to know each other.

Florida Space Industry
Renaissance on the Space Coast

In less than a decade, the Space Coast has rebounded by attracting companies such as plane maker Embraer to join longtime Defense Department contractors Lockheed, Northrop Grumman and Harris.

The Rocket Lineup

Who's Zooming What

Constraints

To reach the target of 100-plus annual launches that industry leaders dream of, Florida will have to overcome some obstacles.

Keeping Millennials in Space

The industry needs young engineers — and Millennials like a certain lifestyle.

Higher Education
Post-MBA

14 recent grads put their MBAs to use.

Dog Breeders
Golden Opportunity

As governments restrict sales of commercially bred puppies, a cottage industry of mom-and-pop dog breeders has emerged to meet the demand.

Trendlines

Up Front
An Introduction

Since this is my first column as publisher of Florida Trend, I thought it would be appropriate to formally introduce myself.

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Thaddeus Bullard

“People invested in me when they had nothing to gain in return. So, now I invest in others, and I expect nothing in return.”

Editor's Page
The 'Grater' Good

A healthy economy gives rise to serious conversations about a city's future.

2019 Legislative Preview

2019 Legislative Preview

A Kinder, Gentler Legislature?

The new governor and this session's House and Senate leaders are playing nice so far. Here's what to watch over the next couple of months.

What to watch over the next 60 days

Power in the Senate is heavily concentrated in small oligarchies; in the House, there are three dominant leaders...

The Issues

Water, health care, gambling and higher education top the legislative agenda this year.

Economic Backbone

Workers with Disabilities
A Triple Win

Companies that move beyond misconceptions about workers with disabilities can reap rewards.

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
A State in the Arts

The Knight Foundation steps up its investments in Miami's arts groups.

Southeast
A Lasting Impact

Husband-and-wife physicians create a non-profit to train health care workers in Haiti.

Southwest
Building on the Past

The architect of a computer science building pays tribute to Florida Southern's history.

Central
A Ray of Sunshine

A property-value boost from SunRail offers hope for the commuter line.

Northeast
Solar Flare

JinkoSolar moves in as NextEra steps up its solar production.

Northwest
Expanding IT's Appeal

Working to close IT's gender gap.

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A surprise ingredient could make this Miami dock the future of concrete construction
A surprise ingredient could make this Miami dock the future of concrete construction

Miami Beach resident Alan Sirkin's new dock uses sea-water instead of freshwater in concrete, an experiment that the University of Miami researchers say will improve sustainability in the construction industry in the future. Video report.

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