May 2020 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Profile: Buddy Dyer

Orlando's Buddy

Orlando's Buddy

Now in his 17th year in office, Mayor Buddy Dyer has led a transformation of Orlando and shepherded the city through some of its darkest hours.

Economic Backbone

Moving Ahead

Since Royal Caribbean opened a $266M passenger terminal at PortMiami, four other cruse companies have embarked on their own terminal developments.

Smooth Sailing Until ...

Before the coronavirus outbreak, 2020 was likely to go down as one of Port Pensacola's best in decades.

Riding High

Efforts to create a hub connecting all modes of transportation in Northeast Florida are nearing the finish line.

Port Canaveral Makeover

Port Canaveral has evolved from a small fishing and oil port to the 2nd-largest cruise port in the world.

Logistics Merger

Riverview-based BlueGrace Logistics has purchased Anthym Logistics.


Up Front
Florida's Business Fortitude

It is unbelievable to think back to what has transpired over the past 30 days...

Judy Genshaft

"Your first impression is very important. Look well. Stand tall."  

In the Bag

Savvy restaurateurs adjust amid social-distancing across Florida.

Editor's Page
Out of the Bubble

A shift is approaching: Here are some lessons in resilience from the Great Recession.

Covid-19 Recession

Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

The elements that will influence the length the coronavirus-recession: Medical factors; tourism and real estate; scenarios for recovery.

Toll Roads
Where the Revenue Meets the Road

How the state goes about paying for 330 miles of planned new toll roads in Florida's hinterlands may determine when and whether the roads actually get built.

Making It

Until the coronavirus hit, Florida's manufacturing sector was booming, growing both jobs and productivity.

Community Portrait

Polk County
Polk County has big plans

With a multifaceted economy and central location, Polk County is in an enviable position.

Around the State

A Boost for Black Entrepreneurs

A new investment group aims to help minorities become angel investors.

For the Love of Tennis

Fast-Dry made the Super Bowl site tennis-ready.

Counting with Care

Zak Miller's phone app cuts paperwork and saves time in homeless data collection.

Mosquito reconnaissance

Embry-Riddle develops drone program to fight mosquitos.

21st Century Makeover

Huckins Yacht has begun building a hybrid prototype.

A New Hub in Town

The pensacola Entrepreneur Initiative has launched the Spring Entrepreneur Hub.

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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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