July 2020 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


The Legal Issue

Ben Crump

First Call

Ben Crump's advocacy and success have established him as the leading attorney nationally in high-profile civil rights cases.

Off to the Races

The coronovirus pandemic has triggered more than 700 federal and state lawsuits in Florida...

Corporate Conflicts

Florida's four business courts have made a splash.

Pillar of Support

The Florida Bar's new president is focused on providing support for lawyers struggling with mental health issues.

Economic Backbone

Unemployment Rate: 0%

In Florida and nationwide, cyber-jobs are waiting to be filled.

'Pandora's Box' of Concerns

Location tracking and health monitoring raise privacy issues.

Pulling Out All the Tricks

Since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, cyber-criminals have upped their game considerably.

Creating an Easier Path

A new non-profit aims to get more women involved in cyber-security fields.


Cyber Florida's new leader stresses the need to step up student enrollment.


Up Front
Collaboration Yields Results

The power of public/private partnerships never ceases to amaze me.

Nadine Smith

"I believe Florida can become a leader in human rights..."  

Squeeze Play

Millennials' obsession with juices of all kinds is driving a new brand of entrepreneur.

Editor's Page
Echoes of History

Two ships, two struggles to do the right thing.

Florida's Biggest Companies

Florida's Top 350

Florida's Top 350

Florida's 350 Biggest Companies — 225 Private and 125 Public

Top 225 Private Companies

Ranked by revenue.

Top 125 Public Companies

Ranked by revenue.


PGT Innovations CEO Jeff Jackson has faced more than his share of challenges in trying to grow the window and door maker into a national player

Storm Signals

A ratings agency sends out a warning about Florida's insurance market as hurricane season dawns.

Florida's Top Attorneys
Florida Legal Elite

Now in its 17th year, Florida Legal Elite presents the state’s top licensed and practicing attorneys selected by their peers.

Around the State

Good Sports

John Eagleton and Robert Mazucchelli have teamed up to create SportsEdTV.

New Life for Old Clothes

85% of old clothes and shoes wind up in landfills.

Out of Gas

Hertz cut 12,000 jobs and furloughed 4,000 employees.

Construction Made Predictable

Finfrock Industries has evolved into a growing design-build firm.

Driverless Vehicles Help Fight COVID-19

using driverless vehicles allows May Clinic to limit staff exposure to potential hazards.

Anti-Virus Troops

Can plasma from recovered COVID patients help those who are still battling the virus?

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Florida Business News

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    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

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  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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