March 2024 Contents

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MBA Programs

Expanding Options

Expanding Options

MBA programs across Florida are adding disciplines and retooling programs to provide more opportunities for students in a changing business world.

Cultivating Insurance Industry Talent

UCF hopes to make a dent in insurace fraud with a new MBA program emphasizing risk management.

Lessons in Leadership

UWF’s executive leadership MBA program is led by a man whose leadership skills have been tested to the extreme.

Mastering the Cyber Industry

UWF’s Center for Cybersecurity is one of the fastest-growing academic programs on campus.

Opening Doors

Raul Duarte says being part of the Professional MBA for Executives at FIU opened many doors.

Empowering Entrepreneurs

NSU is military-friendly, with services for veterans and a military discount.

A Wild Journey

USF’s Muma College of Business gave student the edge needed to sit at the table with the zoo leadership.

Retooling Toward the Future

Rollins College envisions an MBA program that’s more flexible and durable

Tackling Global Challenges

Marina Lopez enjoyed all the benefits of a global MBA program without leaving home.

International Insight

A 10-day trip abroad is a part of every UT executive MBA student’s last semester.

Good Vibrations

Blake Richardson has created a device designed to reduce the stress of traditional fire alarm systems.

Connected Vehicle Technology
Car Talk

Florida transportation agencies are equipping roadways with sensors, cameras and other integrated technology that could reduce crashes and improve traffic flow.


Up Front
Editorial Growth from Within

Florida Trend veteran journalist Amy Keller has ascended within our organization.

Jacqueline Quinn

"To use creativity in solving a problem is the best approach any innovator can use."

Editor's Page
A Fresh Take

In an era of misinformation, skilled business journalists have an important role to play.

Florida Dream

Big Fish

Big Fish

Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris built a retail empire from his base in the Ozarks, but over decades he's quietly amassed land for a series of Florida resorts.

Economic Backbone

Commercial Real Estate
Jazzing it Up

A New York developer is converting a troubled Tampa mall into a tech village with retail, housing and entertainment.

Adapting Anchors

Designer sees the repurposing of anchor stores into entertainment centers as a “win-win” for amusement facilities and struggling malls.

St. Joe’s Agenda

From hotels to hospitals, here’s what Northwest Florida’s largest commercial developer is working on in 2024.

Overcoming Obstacles

The decades-old Galleria mall in Fort Lauderdale is a prime spot for redevelopment, if developers can just get its neighbors to agree.

Community Portrait

Regional Economic Profile
St. Lucie County

Conveniently located between South and Central Florida, St. Lucie County has become a symbol of economic prosperity.

Around the State

Revving Up

Each spring, hundreds of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts roar into Daytona Beach for a 10-day street party known as Bike Week.

Magic City Magic

A hologram tech firm has opened its first Florida studio in the Waterford Business District.

Main Street Metamorphosis

City commission has green-lit a rezoning plan developers want to use to create a downtown district.

Sustainable Boating

An electric boat startup in Pinellas Park, has unveiled its first EV boat — the R30.

Surf’s Up

A surf park is being proposed for a landfill site in west Orange County.

Bottling Boost

 Danone is expected to complete the addition of a $65-million bottle production line.

Wind Boom

GE’s wind energy plant in Pensacola is busy ramping up its assembly line.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

Marion County leaders celebrate big boost in tourist revenue
Marion County leaders celebrate big boost in tourist revenue

Tourism leaders are celebrating a big win as Marion County has seen a record-breaking couple of months when it comes to tourist development tax revenue.


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