May 2021 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue

FEATURES

Space Tourism

The Final Fun-Tier

The Final Fun-Tier

Florida is at the forefront of the space tourism industry.

Update
Self-Driving Technology

Autonomous vehicles in testing mode have successfully navigated the congested streets of downtown Miami.

Report Card
Florida's Roads and Bridges

Historically, lawmakers have seen transportation as a job maker and economic development linchpin.

Public Transit
Still Recovering

Full recovery for public transportation could take up to three years.

Perspective
Mobility Law

Micro-mobility, walkability, innovation and aviation trends.

Covid Relocations
Corporate Influx

The pandemic boosted longstanding efforts to recruit hedge firms and other financial businesses to Florida.

Economic Backbone

Transportation
Passengers First

Orlando's new south terminal blends high-tech systems with Florida ambience.

Road Work in High Gear

The expressway authority is redesinging the Beachline/SR 436 gateway at Orlando International

Full Steam Ahead

PortMiami is moving ahead with $280 million in projects

Leaving the Nest

A project at Port Tampa creates a habitat for birds.

Big Impact

JaxPort's deepening project is already paying off.

Portability

Ports in Pensacola and Panama City report robust business.

Other Transportation News

Key West Upgrades, Electric Car Fees, Cruise Revenue, TopRank

Company Profile

Futurist at the Helm

Futurist at the Helm

Bill Yeargin, a reluctant CEO, steered boat maker Correct Craft through three crises. He's working to avoid a fourth.

NextGen
Move Over, Al Michaels

E-games have grown so popular that they draw sizeable audiences - and a cadre of aspiring announcers and color commentators who cover the online contests.

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
Self-Serve Paddleboards

PADL positions its paddleboard kiosks near launch sites.

Southeast
Backup Safety

Piper's autoland feature can take over aircraft control and connect with air traffic controllers.

Southwest
Construction Underway for 334

24-story, 220-residential building will be downtown St. Petersburg's tallest building.

Central
Taking Root

One Lake County grower is helping hemp gain a foothold in Central Florida

Northeast
Senior Aid

Orchard helps seniors navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process.

Northwest
From Plants to Batteries

FSU research team has developed a way to use plant material to create safer, larger capacity batteries.

Trendlines

Up Front
Building a Strong Future

I am proud of our team as we continue to find new ways to strengthen our brand.

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Jack Payne

"I feel like everybody is the same. People who put on airs, I don't have much time for them."

Editor's Page
Bus-Doggle

Is the SunRunner bus rapid transit line a solution in search of a problem?

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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.

 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

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