September 2020 Contents

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Research Florida

The Electric Skies

The Electric Skies

A small Daytona Beach company wants to provide new power to aircraft makers.

5G: Out of Sight

InfraSite Solutions builts retractable underground storage units for 5G equipment.

Gulf Streaming Power

OceanBased Perpetual Energy has used 3 types of submerged turbines to generate power.

A+ in Commercialization

Florida universities punch above their weight turning research and innovation into new companies.

Reef Builders

New science helps restore a vital part of ocean infrastructure.

Labor Relations

Are CEOs from workin-class background less kind toward their employees?

A Breathalyzer for Pot

Cannabix is working on a device that police could use to test drivers.


The Chinese love shark fin soup - will they eat less if they know it's full of mercury?

Innovation around the State

Sea Salads, Eye-balling Big Data, Farmer Bot, Virtual Learning for Surgeons and more.


Up Front
The Strength of our Brand

I want to thank all of you for continuing to support Florida Trend.

Opening Amid COVID

Some restaurateurs have decided the time is right to open a restaurant.

Ed Chiles

"Mullet is the fish that built Cortez. This is not a trash fish. This is a wonderful fish."

Editor's Page
COVID - Some Perspective

Beyond politicized coverage, it's possible to say a few things that will hold up as we move forward.

Nursing Home Industry

No Room for Error

No Room for Error

Most long-term care facilities in Florida have had no COVID-19-related fatalities during the pandemic. But when the virus gets into a facility, the results can be disastrous.

Economic Backbone

Filling Tanks, Not Landfills

A group from USF has found a cheaper way to turn gasses from landfills into diesel fuel.

JEA Fallout Continues

An attempt to sell public utility has spawned investigations and a lawsuit.

The Face of Florida

The evolution toward a population that's majority minority has accelerated since 2010.

Community Portrait

Pinellas County
Forward Thinking

Thirty-five miles of sand. Yes, Pinellas county boasts world-famous beaches that tourists travel hundreds of miles to experience.

Around the State

Anti-Viral Building

Legacy Hotel & Residences will include a 100K-sq.ft. medical center.

Knee Deep in COVID-19

Boca Biolistics is working with companeis seeking COVID treatments.

Beyond PODS

PODS founder starts "fetchable storage" enterprise.

Sky's the Limit

An Orlando app developer builds on his 50-million downloaded MyRadar.

In Tune

"We're just trying ... to give musicians a chance to reach out to their fans."

Chef Prep

Belmont Hall has room for 10 aspiring chefs.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Nik Wallenda's drive-in Daredevil Rally returns!
Nik Wallenda's drive-in Daredevil Rally returns!

The King of the High Wire, Nik Wallenda, is bringing his pandemic-safe show back to Nathan Benderson Park this weekend.

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