May 2021 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Space Tourism

The Final Fun-Tier

The Final Fun-Tier

Florida is at the forefront of the space tourism industry.

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.

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

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.


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.

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

Self-Serve Paddleboards

PADL positions its paddleboard kiosks near launch sites.

Backup Safety

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

Construction Underway for 334

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

Taking Root

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

Senior Aid

Orchard helps seniors navigate the COVID-19 vaccination process.

From Plants to Batteries

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


Up Front
Building a Strong Future

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

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

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

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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