September 2023 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue

FEATURES

Solar

Sowing Solar

Sustainability
Sowing Solar

Finding sites for millions of solar energy panels sparks a land rush in rural Florida as new installations consume larger swaths of acreage.

Homestead Resistance

An 866-acre solar power plant has a farmer rethinking plans for his family land's future.

Where the Wild Things Are

FPL says wildlife cameras show its power plants don't interfere with state ecosystem.

The Partly Cloudy State

76% of Central Florida's calendar days are cloudy or partly cloudy.

Economic Backbone

Energy
Power Lessons

After working as a paramedic for eight years - and dealing with the emotional toil that comes with such a job - Alejandro Guillen was ready for a career change.

Green Machine

At Madison County dairy farm, FPU Renewables is turning cow manure into energy.

Charting a Cleaner Path

Florida's largest municipal utility has updated its clean energy goals. Some say the plan doesn't go far enough.

Lighting the Way

Orlando and Kolumi have cut a parking garage's energy consumption by half.

Solar Surge

The Florida municipal Solar Project will add 1.8 million panels on eight farms.

Trendlines

Up Front
Strategic Economic Development is Florida's Future

Florida's growth is impressive - from the Panhandle to South Florida and all areas between.

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Rita Lowman

"I choose to be happy. I choose to be upbeat."

Editor's Page
Sole Mates

Trailblazing entrepreneur Rita Case is recognized for many things.

Space

Best Companies

Enabling Orion

Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater is creating the cockpit controls and other spacecraft components that will allow astronauts to fly around the moon.

Profile
Candy King

South Florida business leader Jarett Levan has found a sweet spot in the candy business.

NextGen
All Together Now

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

Community Portrait

Regional Economic Profile
The Palm Beaches

Business growth and innovation continue to earn the Greater South Florida region national accolades.

Around the State

Statewide
The Butterfly Effect

The McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity maintains its 10M butterfy and moth specimens in 77K drawers.

Miami-Dade
Driving Climate Conversations

Miami Waterkeeper advocates on behalf of South Florida's watershed.

Southeast
Seeking Protections

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

Southwest
Developmental Pitch

The Philadelphia Phillies want an upgrade to their city-owned spring training facility.

Central
Tech Focus

The Orlando Economic Partnership has spun off its development efforts to create Innovate Orlando.

Northeast
Helping Black-Owned Businesses Thrive

Entrepreneurs joined forces to help businesses facing challenges during the pandemic.

Northwest
Quick Fix

Pensacola leaders are looking to turn a 30-room motel into affordable housing.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Focusing on partnerships for educational advancement
Focusing on partnerships for educational advancement

Devin Stephenson, president of Northwest Florida State College, delineates his institution's Florida footprint; details programs in the school's sharp focus; and promotes a special partnership to enhance accelerated education.

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