April 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Celebrities in Florida
Florida has played host to movie stars, TV actors, presidents, writers, business magnates and sports figures since the 1890s
Where the celebrities live in Florida
A sampling of well-known people who live in Florida, from athletes and entertainers to artists and business people.
Covering Florida's celebrities
As founder of GossipExtra.com, Jose Lambiet makes a living digging up dirt on celebrities in Florida.
Wealth Management: A wealth of knowledge
In today’s financial environment, experienced Florida private bankers and wealth management professionals suggest the following strategies for investors.
Florida gains momentum
Florida is on a roll. Economic activity is picking up across the state, and Florida now has surpassed New York as the third most populous state in the country.
An interview with Annika Sorenstam
The retired professional golfer has turned her efforts toward business and says, "A lot of people think, ‘oh she’s coming back.’ But I don’t need to..."
Florida Dining: Southern surge
Southern cooking has surged into fashion in the past five years, as brewpubs and others celebrated pork and BBQ as suitable accompaniments.
An exit interview with Gray Swoope
The former CEO of Enterprise Florida, talks about Florida’s progress on attracting businesses.
Creating healthier communities
Community design affects more than how a place looks and how it functions economically...
Economic Yearbook 2015
With the economic recovery in full swing, businesses across Florida are laying the groundwork for continued growth.
Tourism and construction drive the region
Miami-Dade County is stepping up its marketing to attract gay and lesbian travelers.
Expansion all around
Transportation and infrastructure projects are paving the way for future growth in southeast Florida.
Healthy economic prognosis
Health care is fueling a recovery in Florida’s Treasure Coast.
The manufacturing sector in Sarasota County added 600 jobs over the past year.
A plan for downtown Tampa?
Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik announced plans to create a “live, work, play and stay” environment.
Positive economic developments
Theme parks are setting records, the University of Central Florida is planning a downtown campus and more...
Racing to a rebound
The Daytona International Speedway is undergoing a $400-million makeover.
Growth in the region continues to be fueled by the University of Florida, as it strives to become a top 10 public university.
‘Real traction’ for the economy in Northeast Florida
Plans to develop the long-vacant Jacksonville Electric Authority plant site and the shipyards property are moving along...
A cybersecurity niche
Developing work force programs to meet the needs of the rapidly growing cybersecurity field is a top priority for the Pensacola area.
Targeting air service
Improving transportation is a top priority of economic development officials in the region.
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