October 19, 2019

Economic Yearbook

Southwest Florida: Snapshot of the region's economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Tampa/Hillsborough County earns a thumbs up on economic development, education and employment. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Northwest Florida: In 2018, economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Downtown Pensacola redevelopment efforts earn a thumbs up, but public health/crime get a thumbs down. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Northeast Florida: Snapshot of the region's economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Jacksonville/Duval County's crime rate earns it a thumbs down, but it gets thumbs up for its progress on improving schools and for its economic development efforts. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Central Florida: In 2018, economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Orlando and Orange County are making progress on economic development and arts and recreation. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Southeast Florida: In 2018, economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Fort Lauderdale earns two thumbs down on public health and transportation but a thumbs up on downtown redevelopment. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties: Economic strengths and challenges, people to watch

Miami-Dade makes few inroads into its transportation challenges, but earns a thumbs up on school improvements... Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

2018 Economic Yearbook

This year, Florida Trend's Economic Yearbook focuses on specific issues — from economic development and public safety to transportation and education — that challenge the cities and counties across the state, assessing whether progress has been made in each category. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2018

Northeast Florida: Picking up the pieces

Downtown Jacksonville's changing landscape; after-effects of Hurricane Matthew; and the Blanche Hotel renovation in Lake City. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Northwest Florida: A slew of projects

Escambia County's big projects; Leon County's urban core; water and more in Okaloosa County. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Central Florida: I-4 and more

Work continues on Orlando's I-4 Ultimate road improvement plan; the SunRail expands; Orlando International Airport expects to complete its people-moving complex as part of a $1-billion expansion. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Southwest Florida: Arrivals and departures

Tampa International Airport continues work on its $1-billion expansion and renovation; Tampa targets its West River area for redevelopment; and Jeff Vinik makes progress on his downtown Tampa plans. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Southeast Florida: A building boom

Fort Lauderdale's Brightline rail station is being complete; Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport is undergoing a $295-million expansion; and new luxury apartments, hotels and retailers are moving in. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Miami-Dade/Monroe: Trains, traffic and sea rise

Florida East Coast's Brightline rail service debuts this summer in south Florida as Miami Beach and Monroe County prepare for rising water. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Civic Hardware: Infrastructure projects drive growth across Florida

Across Florida, infrastructure projects are driving growth, as cities and counties invest to create more livable environments. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2017

Northwest Florida: A home run

Quint Studer's Blue Wahoos baseball facility kicked off a wave of development in downtown Pensacola. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Central Florida: $2 billion in projects

Work on I-4 — including through downtown Orlando — will continue for at least the next decade. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southwest Florida: Residential boom

St. Petersburg's city-owned waterfront has proved to be a catalyst for growth. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Southeast Florida: A surge of hotels and apartments

Residential development projects are spilling out from Fort Lauderdale's urban core. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Miami-Dade/Monroe: A surge of residents and businesses

Office space is at a premium in downtown Miami. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Changing downtowns

A healthy downtown has become a key indicator of civic vitality as more residents flock to walkable live/work/play city center and retailers, restaurateurs and companies will follow suit. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Economic expansion all around

Transportation and infrastructure projects are paving the way for future growth in southeast Florida. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Tourism and construction drive the region

Miami-Dade County is stepping up its marketing to attract gay and lesbian travelers. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Gaining momentum

With the economic recovery in full swing, businesses across Florida are laying the groundwork for continued growth. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Creating a Tech Hub in Miami

Tourism, real estate and international trade are driving the economy in Miami-Dade County, as they have for years. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

Fort Lauderdale is in expansion mode

The county's construction and real estate industries have recovered and again are an important growth driver. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2014

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