June 2022 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Higher Education

Higher Ed: Athletes

Play to Pay

Now free to earn money, college athletes are finding the road to early riches is not what it seems.

Student Endorsers

From football players to gymnasts, athletes across Florida are cashing in.

Cashing In

A slew of businesses hopes to score with college endoresements.

Bank Shot

An injury during his college basketball days put Brian Lamb on a path to the Board of Governors.

Turnover at the Top

University presidents are staying in the job less than half as long as they used to.

New Hires

Incoming presidents at Florida’s institutions of higher learning.

Who's Leaving

Florida’s outgoing higher education leaders.

The Power of Nature

Two Ph.D. chemists with a mission to find better mental health treatments launch a psychedelic-powered biotech company.

Community Portrait

Rural Communities

Rural Renaissance

Anticipating record growth over the next few years, rural Florida is laying the groundwork for business to move in.


Up Front
Florida's Future is Strong

This month's Florida Trend is bittersweet for me. It is the final issue for Vickie Chachere.

Doretha Edgecomb

"Being a good teacher is really not just about the intellectual things that you're teaching them."

Editor's Page
Florida Ever After

I came to Florida because I wanted to be a storyteller.

Commercial Real Estate

Office Market Adjustments

Office Market Adjustments

Employers are making modifications as back-to-the-office ramps up.

Honing in on Health Care

Developer Chad Henderson finds a healthy niche

Rising Tide of Investments

Continued demand for waterfront developments makes marinas a prime asset class

Proximity, Proximity, Proximity

Polk County's warehouse market benefits from its location.

High Hopes

The Southwest Flordia market is strong and expected to get stronger.

Office Observations

Local companies are leading the way in heading back to the office.

High Hopes

The Southwest Flordia market is strong and expected to get stronger.

Around the State

Tech Boost

Tech Equity Miami aims to invest at least $100M to boost diversity.

Digital Twins

Company creates virtual ship models with 360-degree and laser-scanning cameras.

About Time

Red Apple Real Estate to feature historic 1924 clock at Residences of 400 Central when condo opens in 2025.

Battery Breakthrough

X-Batt recycles graphite from spent lithium-ion batteries to create new batteries.

Sweet Success

JF grad creates a way to prevent freezer burn with Ice Cream Guard.

Early Alzheimer's Detection

UWF professor develops early demetia detection device.

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Florida Business News

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    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

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  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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