August 2023 Contents

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Knocked Down, Not Out

Knocked Down, Not Out

Florida business interests won a decisive victory against the personal injury bar — but don't expect the state's high-profile plaintiff lawyers to fade away.

What the Legislature Did

The insurance industry this year convinced lawmakers to pass the most siginificant changes in personal injury law in 20 years.

The Property Case

Litigators say changes to property insurance laws endager their business. Some inurance defense firms have a different take.

"Whopper of a Verdict"

A nerly $8-million slip-and-fall case is emblematic of the high-stakes nature of Florida's tort system.

Economic Backbone

Healing by Play

Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is committed to the "healing power of play."

Making Space

Wolfson Children's Hospital is adding beds to address gaps in mental health care.

The Other End of the Needle

Pediatric phlebotomists are trained to understand each child.

Nurse Pipeline

Nursing shortages have created more opportunities for new grads.

Wake-up Call

Florida is mandating later start times for middle schoolers - a shift doctors say will help kids get the sleep they need to learn and thrive.

Slowing Nearsightedness

The Eye Care Institute at Nova Southeastern is tackling a growing epidemic of myopia in children.

Primary Concern

A Nemours pilot program is embedding mental health services in its primary care offices.

Leadership Insights
Higher Education Presidents

Thanks to effective leadership, there are impressive results across Florida's higher education landscape.


Up Front
A Tradition of Excellence

We strive for excellence, and we're proud that othere can see our commitment.

Phillip Frost

"Everyone goes through and obstacle course called life..."

Editor's Page
AI for All

There are worse places to be abandoned by a bot than back in time.

Best Companies

Best Companies

Florida's Best Companies 2023

The 100 companies that made the cut in our fifteenth annual Best Companies to Work for rankings.

Office Optional

The heads of Florida's Best Companies have mixed feelings about hybrid work arrangements, but most would agree the trend is here to stay.

Best Large Companies

250 or more employees.

Best Midsized Companies

50 to 249 employees.

Best Small Companies

Fewer than 50 employees.

Level Up

A Tampa cybersecurity startup that surged to become a global company is now shaping a new downtown district.

Live, Work, Scoot

J'Yah Marshall lives near and works in Water Street Tampa. He commutes on his electric scooter.

Ready for Takeoff

Improving Aviation is using drones to fight wildfires and modernize flight.

Around the State

Open Season

Scallop season is like an Easter egg hunt.

Jet Set

Pan Am's forever Miami headquarters is being transformed into a private terminal at MIA.

Helping Babies Thrive

LactaLogics processes breast milk from donor moms for use in feeding premature babies.

Big Deal

Horse Creek Ranch is now protected from development.

Optics Tech Training

Valencia college is launching an acceperated program to meed demand for precision optics and photonics techs.

Outfiting Firewomen

Rae Crandall collects and refurbishes firefighter clothing for women.

Permanent Anchor

Pensacola has received a $3.9M grant to build the headquarters for the American Magic sail team.

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Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Sea turtles experiencing 'cold stun' flown to rehab in Florida
Sea turtles experiencing 'cold stun' flown to rehab in Florida

Fifty-two endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtles are rehabbing at four facilities in Florida following a flight on a private plane from the New England Aquarium in Massachusetts.


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