May 22, 2022

Mark R. Howard

Executive Editor of Florida Trend • mhoward@floridatrend.com

Mark Howard Mark R. Howard

Mark Howard has been executive editor of Florida Trend since 1998. He grew up in and was graduated from high school in Jacksonville. He is a graduate of Duke University and has a master's degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Before joining Florida Trend in 1996, Mark worked for the Nashville Banner, the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Newsday on Long Island, and the Sarasota Herald Tribune, where he was executive business editor and city editor. In the early 1980s, he worked for the Tennessee State Department of Education during the administration of Gov. Lamar Alexander and was recognized for his contribution to part of Alexander's education reform effort. Mark is a member of Class XVII of Leadership Florida.

Columns by Howard:

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In 1998, not too long after I became executive editor at FLORIDA TREND, I wrote a column, “The Price of Panthers,” in which I used the Florida panther as a surrogate for the challenges Florida faces in balancing competing societal goods — growth and development vs. maintaining aspects of the state's traditional character.
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Solar provided just 4% of electricity generation in Florida in 2021. Power generation from renewables — biofuels, biomass, hydro, landfill gas, municipal solid waste, solar and wind — totaled just 6% of overall generation in 2021...
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Florida may receive about $13 billion in federal funds to spend on highways and $2.6 billion to improve public transportation.
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One of the most perplexing business-related developments in the wake of the pandemic has been the decision by thousands of workers in Florida to quit their jobs.
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For more than 40 years,Manny Mencia has enjoyed a singular perspective on Florida's economic evolution...
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The disconnect between data — empirical facts — and perceptions plays out across a wide range of issues.
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In Florida's business world, the real standouts are those who go about business with some sense of higher purpose.
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A recent news story out of Tennessee took me back to the early years of my journalism career...
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