March 2020 Contents

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Florida's Prisons

Florida's Prisons


Florida's prisions are violent, underfunded, understaffed and oriented almost completely toward punishment rather than rehabilitation.

Strategy Shift

Private prison operators have introduced more programs focused on rehabilitating and educating inmates as the state and nation move away from a policy of mass incarceration.

Public Employee Salaries
Six-Figure Servants

What it takes to make $100,000 as a government employee. Hint: Consider being a first responder.

Power Struggle

A fight over whether to privatize Jacksonville's public utility produced a political melee in Jacksonville that divided the city's business community.

MBA Deans
Dean's List

Florida's business school deans talk about how they keep their MBA programs relevant.


Up Front
Continuing to Evolve

With over 900 new residents a day, our state continues to experience tremendous growth.

Barbara Petersen

“You don't believe what you read in the paper? Go get the records yourself."  

Editor's Page
Breaking the Cycle

The smartest initiatives address all the root causes of poverty.

Economic Backbone - Architecture

Florida's Architecture

Design Intervention

Eye-catching architectural designs around the state: Seminole Hard Rock & Casino, Hollywood; Museum Garage, Miami; 22squared, Tampa; Fairwinds CU, Orlando; and more.

Community Portrait

Space Coast Spotlight
Space Coast & Brevard County

Brevard County is creating a diversified economy around its thriving space industry.

Around the State

Hip Hop Snacks

Rap Snacks uses rappers to promote its treats.

Rethinking Public Transit

St. Lucie county is conducting a pilot of a "public Uber."

Organ Improvements

TGH is using equipment that enables donor organs to be transported at body temperature.

Making a Statement

SunTrust and BB&T have merged, forming Truist.

Pill Monitoring

etecRX has received FDA clearance for its medicinal dosage system.

Oyster Boost

Apalachicola Bay's oyster industry will receive a $20 million federal restoration grant.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa
Florida panthers, skunks and primates among 1st to get vaccinated against COVID at ZooTampa

The push for protection against COVID-19 is moving past humans and into the animal world. From lions and tigers in Washington, D.C., to gorillas in Atlanta and a ferret in South Florida, several animals across the country have tested positive for the virus. ZooTampa at Lowry Park says it hasn't had any animals test positive but is getting ahead of the game by beginning to vaccinate animals that have been identified as most susceptible to COVID.


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Ballot Box

Florida Senator Jeff Brandes is proposing a bill for a new bird to replace the current state bird - the mockingbird. What type of bird do you think would be a better replacement?

  • Osprey
  • None - keep the mockingbird
  • Red-shouldered hawk
  • Flamingo
  • Brown pelican
  • Ibis
  • Great blue heron
  • Scrub-jay
  • Roseate spoonbill
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

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