September 2019 Contents

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Research Florida

Erik Maltais

Startup Operation

A former high-school dropout and Marine security guard now leads a tech startup in Tampa that’s attracted investment from Steve Case and customers like Johnson & Johnson.


Can an Orlando startup overcome a host of challenges to help Central Florida make a name in self-driving autos? 

Rocket Science

Some of the big deals that have spurred redevelopment of the Space Coast have involved some creative use of tax incentives.

Making a Downtown out of a Mall

The owner of a mall near USF is redeveloping it into an urban research village

What Happened to Rivian?

Florida Trend discovered auto company Rivian in 2011...

Research Around the State

A Smarter City, Creating Clean Water and Biotech Expansion

Community Portrait

Lee County is Growing Up

Lee County is experiencing some major growth, which means many potential opportunities for businesses already located in the county or considering a move here.


Up Front
A Debt of Gratitude

The Alliance of Area Business Publishers has awarded Florida Trend five excellence awards.

Fred Lewis

“Hard working. Dedicated. Truthful. Trustworthy. If you have those attributes ... you can make yourself indispensible”

Editor's Page
At Shortstop, W. Ockham

Theories strike out in trying to explain baseball's low attendance in Florida.

Economic Backbone - Energy

Life After Coal

Life After Coal

OUC studies shutting down two coal-powered plants.


GE's Pensacola assembly plant plays a key role in advancing wind power.

Batteries Included

Duke is building battery-storage stations to bolster its power grid.

Working out the Kinks

A clean energy finance program is starting to take off in Florida.

Sun Roofs

South Miami is the only Florida municipality to require rooftop panels.

Court of Oil

An appellate ruling clears the way for a company to drill in the Everglades, but obstacles remain.

Around the State

Reviving Swim Week

Seth Brownarick held Nu Wave Swim to help revive the Swim Week.

Cheryl Miller Makes History

AutoNation's new executive becomes the first woman CEO of a publicly traded auto retailer.

Women in Construction

A partnership encourages women to seek jobs in the construction sector.

Building on a Sports Foundation

Clermont plans to build 250-acre, sport- and wellness-themed community dubbed Olympus

Canine Cardiac Care

UF's vet school expands and adds a teaching program.

Corneas on Demand

Research by FAMU professor leads to 3D printing of human cornea cells.

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Are mosquitoes in Florida worse in 2020?
Are mosquitoes in Florida worse in 2020?

Does it seem like there are more mosquitoes this summer than normal? To find out why it seems so, WMNF interviewed Pinellas County Mosquito Control education outreach specialist Alissa Berro.

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