October 24, 2020

North Central


Brian Van Bower, one of Florida's leading pool designers, is out to bring art to a business he thinks is still much too conventional. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2004

Playing Hardball

City and county officials approve funding for a Marlins stadium -- with strings attached. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2004

Florida Business Players - July 2004

BUSINESS SERVICES -- Tampa-based Sykes Enterprises, a call center operator, has promoted Charles E. "Chuck" Sykes to president. Sykes, also COO, will take over from his father, John H. Sykes,... Read more »
Published on 7/1/2004

Saving Face

Richard Rakowski remembers staring into the mirror the day he turned 50. Inside he felt 16, but the face staring back at him was his father's. Read more »
Published on 6/1/2004

North Central

Attracting Growth Read more »
Published on 4/1/2004

Infrastructure: Fallen Star

A lack of private sector support was the nail in the coffin for Central Florida Innovation Corp. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2004

Privatization: Acquisition Mission

Prison operator Wackenhut Corrections has $100 million burning a hole in its pocket. Read more »
Published on 11/1/2003

Legislative Session
Sibling Spats

Faced with a slew of challenges, the GOP-led Legislature resorted to infighting. Read more »
Published on 7/1/2003

Hitting Its Stride

When John Hitt became president of the University of Central Florida in 1992, the school had 20,200 students and was mostly a local resource for community college transfers. Today, UCF... Read more »
Published on 6/1/2003

What Florida Buys — Orlando

Orlando residents drive domestic pickup trucks, and wash and wax them often. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2003

What Florida Buys — Jacksonville

Colds and allergies are a problem here. So is sleeping. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2003

What Florida Buys — South Florida

South Florida consumers buy more weight-control products but fewer quit-smoking products. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2003

What Florida Buys — Tampa / St. Petersburg

Consumers here have middle-of-the-road tastes and drink a lot of coffee. Read more »
Published on 5/1/2003

What Florida Buys — Regional

Regional snapshots of the state's consumer habits Read more »
Published on 5/1/2003

North Central Region

Grappling with Growth Read more »
Published on 4/1/2003

20,000 Dreams Under the Sea

Ah, the romance of treasure hunting in Florida -- a lot more money pours into the water in investments than comes out in treasure. Read more »
Published on 12/1/2002

North Central

Listening to the Locals Read more »
Published on 4/1/2002

Professional Services: Shifting Needs

Employee leasing firms may recover first. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2002

Eye Wars

A faltering economy and fierce competition are causing a shakeout in Florida's laser eye surgery market. The industry has already begun to focus on the next 'gold ring.' Read more »
Published on 10/1/2001

North Central Region

Bradford, Alachua, Putnam, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties Read more »
Published on 4/1/2001


Retirement Communities: Coming of AgeLarry LandryCEO, Westport AdvisorsPalm Beach GardensRecent reading: "Eyewitness to Power" by David Gergen; "It's Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong.Favorite bicycle route: Along Juno Beach.Quote:... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001


Jacksonville's Port AuthorityI enjoyed Lynn Koller's article examining the motivation behind the effort to split the Jacksonville Port Authority into separate airport and seaport entities. There is no business justification... Read more »
Published on 2/1/2001


GarbageCongratulations on an accurate and well-written cover story, ["Dumped On," November 2000]. I must correct one error, however. Independent Waste Consultants consults for businesses anywhere in the country, not just... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Jeb and the Black Vote

There is no more urgent task for Gov. Jeb Bush than to emerge from the presidential imbroglio with a bold new agenda that focuses more attention on his goals for... Read more »
Published on 1/1/2001

Road Racket

Some Florida highway contractors are building court cases as they construct roads. The state settles up eagerly -- and generously. Read more »
Published on 8/1/2000

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home
Rare, two-headed snake found in Palm Harbor home

A family in Palm Harbor recently found a rare creature in their home – a two-headed snake. FWC researchers said the phenomenon is named bicephaly – an uncommon occurrence that happens during snake embryo development. When two monozygotic twins fail to separate, it leaves the heads conjoined onto a single body.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you plan to vote early in the 2020 election?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
  • I do not plan to vote
  • Other (Please share your comments in the comment section below)

See Results

Florida Trend Media Company
490 1st Ave S
St Petersburg, FL 33701

© Copyright 2020 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.