June 2020 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue

FEATURES

Covid-19 Responses

COVID-19 Responses

A Spectrum of Responses

Some employers acted strategically to keep their employees engaged; others seem to have worried more about the bottom line.

Profile: The Motwani Family
Beach Breakout

The Motwani family's first venture in Florida landed them in a fix - but ultimately on a trajectory they've ridden from mom-and-pop motels to luxury hotel and condo towers.

Economic Backbone

Sustainability
Friendly Barriers

ECOncrete requires less energy to make and promotes healthy marine life.

A Lofty Goal

Hard Rock Stadium's CEO aims to eliminate single-use plastics from its operations.

Sustainability through Cleanliness

RGF makes mroe than 500 products to clean air, water and food, but COVID-19 is keeping it busy at the moment.

Sustainable Shopping

A year-old green chamber aims to make sustainability easy for its members.

'Green' Lettuce

Kalera's hydroponic lettuce farm makes growing predictable and sustainable.

Seeing Green

15 Northwest Florida lodging facilities commit to the state's green program.

Trendlines

Up Front
Adapting to change

I have been impressed with how well our staff has acclimated to the current work-from-home environment.

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Ed Massey

"I always had a feeling that we could do more."  

Editor's Page
Dam(n)

The saga of the Rodman Dam will enter its 50th year in a few months.

Higher Education

Orlando's UCF/Valencia downtown campus

Out of the Ivory Tower

Orlando's new UCF/Valencia downtown campus is at the leading edge of a trend that's seen universities become community economic engines.

Daytime Anchor

USF's med school is a vital piece of Jeff Vinik's remake of downtown Tampa.

New President UCF
Alexander Cartwright


New President USF
Steven Curral

Steady Hand

UCF's interim President Thad Seymour steered the school through a series of crises before making way for its new president.

Around the State

Miami-Dade
Prepared for Remote Learning

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho made investments in technology a priority.

Southeast
Viva Del Ray

Former golf course makes way for new homes.

Southwest
Pandemic Problemsolving

How businesses are coping during the coronavirus pandemic.

Central
Pen Pal

A doctor's appointment incident inspires a pen sanitation device.

Northeast
Covering for a Mask Shortage

UF Health develops an alternative for N95 masks

Northwest
High-Wire Act

Gulf Power launches a program that uses drones to inspect power lines.

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Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic
How Miami tech took a giant leap forward during the pandemic

Amid a pandemic-fueled remote-working boom — and building on a foundation years in the making — Miami is now being positioned as the next major tech hub. Here's how it got to this point — and what it means for the rest of us.

 

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