March 2021 Contents

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Legislative Preview

Cash Crunch

Cash Crunch

COVID-related concerns will dominate the 2021 legislative session. Lawmakers' main challenge will be to balance the budget.

Sources to Tap

At the end of January, Gov. DeSantis proposed a $96B budget - $4.3B over the current year.


Environment, Alcohol to Go, Pre-Emption, Health Care, Tax Breaks, Big Tech, Vaccines and more.

Economic Backbone

New Faces

Florida's newest MBA professors bring an eclectic mix of talent and knowledge.


Up Front
Talking Politics

Political differences are nothing new. They will always exist. But we can find common ground.

Yann Weymouth

"Agriculture is not a singular sport. It's a team sport. And sometimes ... it's a contact sport"

Editor's Page
Learning and Earning

Florida's leaders have embraced apprenticeships as a key workforce development strategy.

Profile: Moishe Mana

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Real estate investor Moishe Mana says he has a vision for massive holdings. Miami just wants to see something happen.

Florida's Parks
A Park Spark

The pandemic has created a new appreciation for Florida's green space.

Around the State

Tackling Social Issues

A Miami-Dade County trust put out a call for innovative ideas addressing social justice.

A Familiar Name Returns

Mike Maroone has been buying dealerships again.

Cycling Through

Keith Overton and Paul Teutul are teaming up to open a motorcyle-theme restaurant.

Shedding Light

Ocean Insight's optical sensing tech is used across an array of industries and research.

Tapped for PanCAN Trial

UCF is the onlly location in the southeast chosen to participate in PanCAN.

High Energy

SunDial helps businesses and industries optimize their power consumption.

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Florida Business News

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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