March 31, 2020

Amy Martinez

Florida Trend Associate Editor • amartinez@floridatrend.com

Amy Martinez
Amy Martinez

Amy Martinez became an associate editor for Florida Trend in 2014. She works from Palm Beach County. Before coming to Trend, Amy wrote about e-commerce and the Pacific Northwest economy for the Seattle Times. A graduate of Florida State University, she also has been a business reporter for the Miami Herald, Stuart News, Palm Beach Post and Raleigh News and Observer.

Articles by Amy Martinez:

Once a golden boy in Florida politics who had fallen out of favor with the Democratic Party, Alex Penelas left the public eye to make a fortune in real estate.
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Rehabilitation programs at Florida's private prisons
Private prison operators like Florida's GEO Group have introduced more programs focused on rehabilitating and educating inmates as the state and nation move away from a policy of mass incarceration.
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What you need to know about Florida's prisons
Prisons are supposed to mete out punishment, rehabilitate prisoners and deter crime, but there's growing concern that the state's prison system isn't up to the task after years of budgetary neglect.
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Organic, non-GMO stevia supplier Pyure Brands has sweet success
Pyure supplies organic stevia to some of the largest brands in the U.S.
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Vested Metals specializes in hard-to-find alloys, grades and sizes
Viv Helwigs's business specializes in hard-to-find alloys, grades and sizes.
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Adjustable gun holster company Vedder Holsters is locked and loaded
Mike Vedder left USF after a year to work in a variety of jobs before co-founding Vedder Holsters.
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Growth for Florida social media marketing company Strategic Digital
Before founding Strategic Digital Services, Mat Farrar was a lobbyist; Joe Clements worked for the Republican party of Florida
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Florida's water conservation company EcoSystems goes with the flow
Seven years ago, Richard and Lawrence Lamondin could have been forgen for wanting to quit...
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The software success of Modernizing Medicine
Modernizing Medicine is on its way to $200 million in revenue from just $29,000 10 years ago.
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Northeast Florida - Jacksonville's downtown, affordable housing, workforce
A recent decision by the First Baptist Church to try to sell most of its property downtown presents both opportunity and risk for Jacksonville's urban renewal efforts.
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