October 2019 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Marijuana in Florida
Headed by Wall Streeters and MBAs and backed by deep-pocketed investor funds, more than 20 companies are fighting for dominance in the era of Big Pot ushered in by voters.
The five original companies the state chose to produce medical marijuana have been joined by at least 17 others, including publicly traded firms.
Knack for Snacks
A Windermere investment fund aims to turn healthier snack products into pantry staples.
Neptune ditches FEMA's elevation maps and instead relies on its own analytics and algorithms.
When things blow up, CPA Soneet Kapila cleans up.
Accounting firms are adjusting as new tech takes over some traditional tasks.
Jax Federal's new CEO talks about his strategy for expansion.
A Better Place
People often ask me what my role as publisher of Florida Trend entails.
Randy Wayne White
“I'm not Doc Ford. I tell people, quite honestly, that he's bigger, better-looking, smarter than I'll every be, and tougher by far.”
A new generation of delis is in full swing in Florida.
For at least a decade, the state has had to work hard to create ways to get more people to teach in public schools.
The once-every-decade count has high-stakes implications for the state.
More than a "sleepy little college town," the Greater Gainesville area is battling its way up the ranks both across Florida and nationwide.
Navy Federal Credit Union
Navy Federal Credit Union has grown from a call center into an economic powerhouse with impact throughout Northwest Florida.
Navy Federal's new Pensacola leader is a former Blue Angel and base commander for NAS Pensacola.
Florida Credit Unions
Credit Unions Go Shopping
Florida leads the nation in the number of banks purchased by credit unions.
Around the State
Students in the ATOM think tank program gain experience working with companies such as Royal Caribbean.
Palm Beach County benefits from the 2017 federal tax cut.
Morphogenesis is working to enable a patient's immune system to identify and kill cancer cells.
Venture X opened a co-working location in downtown Orlando.
More Proton Therapy in Jacksonville
The Mayo Clinic plans to build Jacksonville's third proton therapy center.
Kristen "Brent" Venable will head the robotics program at UWF.
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