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September 20, 2018

Publisher's column

Sarasota is Popping

I took an Urban Land Institute tour of downtown and was amazed at all the construction — a good mix of commercial space along with apartments for the younger set and higher-end developments. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2018

A checkup on Florida's health

This month's coverage includes information about health in the state overall. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2018

Florida's Legal Issue

In the July edition, you'll find an analysis of the 13 constitutional referenda on the ballot this November. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2018

Higher Ed: Hat's off to Florida's colleges and universities

I'll admit to having a soft spot for FSU since our son attends graduate school there... Read more »
Published on 5/29/2018

Florida: Past, Present and Future

This issue marks FLORIDA TREND'S 60th anniversary. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2018

Florida's population, economy are growing

As this annual Economic Yearbook shows, Florida's population now tops 21 million — 21,162,207 to be exact. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

The Not-Fake Media

The media continue to evolve and consolidate, as do all businesses. This month's issue of Florida Trend features two pieces on new media. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2018

The best defense...

In defense of Florida's defense industry; big news on the small-business front; a spotlight on St. Petersburg Read more »
Published on 1/26/2018

A new Jacksonville

As Florida Trend enters its 60th anniversary year, we take a look at Jacksonville/Northeast Florida, one of the state's first inhabited areas. Jacksonville is changing rapidly. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2017

The Golden Spoons - A golden opportunity for 50 years

This month, Florida Trend celebrates those 50 years with a Golden Spoon package starting here that lists the original 12 restaurants, four of which are still in business, an impressive record in the fast-changing food business. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2017

We need to prepare for sea-level rise

We Floridians have just lived through Hurricane Irma and seen our neighbors in Puerto Rico and other islands suffer under not only Irma but Hurricane Maria as well. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2017

A state of small businesses

Florida is a state of small businesses, many of which rely on community banks to help run their operations. Yet consolidation has left the state with fewer and fewer community banks. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2017

A focus on rural Florida

As the Statewide piece in this issue points out, about half of Florida's 67 counties are considered rural and economically stressed. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2017

Florida's changing workforce

When I visited Hillsborough Community College not long ago, a group of young men and women was preparing to enter a flaming structure constructed as a training tool for aspiring firefighters. Read more »
Published on 7/26/2017

Florida Law: Legal news to note in Florida

As anyone who keeps up with the news these days knows, Florida law is evolving rapidly. Regulations are being scaled back, and new legislation is becoming more complex. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2017

Education = Jobs

While he still has more plans, John Hitt has had a successful 25-year tenure as UCF president by any measure. Also, find out what's new at Florida's other higher-ed institutions. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2017

Florida's high-tech economy matures

It's now time to add Florida's High Tech Corridor to ranks of California's Scilicon Valley, the Research Triangle in North Carolina, Austin, Texas. Florida's Corridor runs from Tampa Bay through Orlando and to the Atlantic Coast, with an important “bump” reaching up to Gainesville. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2017

A state of wealth

$2,600,000,000. That's the net worth it takes to be among the top 25 wealthiest Floridians. Most of us can't imagine that level of wealth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Spotlight on Polk County

You probably know Polk County and Lakeland, its biggest city, located between Tampa Bay and Orlando... Read more »
Published on 2/27/2017

Performing a vital function

Recently, two of my favorite state agencies — Enterprise Florida and Visit Florida — have come under attack for wasting money. Read more »
Published on 1/26/2017

Tallahassee clout; Floridian of the Year; Turkey Trot

Tallahassee has developed into a burgeoning city anchored by home-grown businesses with international reach. Read more »
Published on 12/28/2016

Saying ‘Goodbye, hello' to staff at Florida Trend

This month we say goodbye to one longtime employee and hello to our new associate publisher here at Florida Trend. Read more »
Published on 11/28/2016

A future in Florida schools

Education has always been of great interest to me. I've thought that after my career at Florida Trend I might like to run a school. And since many of the magazine's readers have the management skills that would apply to schools, maybe I could tap your expertise. Read more »
Published on 10/26/2016

Research success in Florida

Arthrex is the poster child for a successful research-oriented company — and it's right here in Florida. Read more »
Published on 8/26/2016

Florida's Great Northwest

This month's issue features an in-depth look at the Emerald Coast of northwest Florida, which is enjoying a renaissance, and you'll also want to read about the Florida firms on our Best Companies To Work For list. Read more »
Published on 7/27/2016

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