June 2015 Contents

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Downtown Higher Ed

UCF's Creative Village

UCF is a deal maker

Under John Hitt, the University of Central Florida become an economic development engine in Orlando and Central Florida.

USF's medical school will be a key element in downtown Tampa

University of South Florida President Judy Genshaft says there's a lot of merit in moving her school’s medical school and heart institute to downtown Tampa.

Eyes on the prize: Meet the new presidents

Across Florida, five public universities and a handful of state colleges -- along with a number of private schools -- installed new presidents.


Up Front - Publisher's Column
Spotlighting Jacksonville

"The excitement around Jacksonville these days is palpable. From the Shipyards and “Healthy Town” to coffee shops and craft breweries..."

Florida Icon: Roland Martin

“WhenI was 40, I dreamed about women. Now, I mainly dream about catching big fish...”

Florida Originals
Counter insurgency: Fighting Jim Crow

Fifty-five years ago, Clarence Fort helped desegregate Tampa by staging non-violent sit-ins.

Proof Pizza

Pie in the sky

Pizzas restaurants in Florida are updating with artisanal ingredients and inventive toppings.

Learning curve: Attorneys deal with mountains of electronic data

E-discovery has created opportunities for software entrepreneurs who’ve created programs to help lawyers sift through mountains of electronic documents.

Editor's Page
Schools out, but far from over

"At this time of year, with school years concluding and graduation ceremonies everywhere, it’s hard not to think about the teachers who’ve had a lasting effect on us..."

Community Portrait



We turn the spotlight on Jacksonville's biggest employers, key players, products made there, demographics, biggest industries and more.

Trade, Transportation, Logistics
Still Hovering: Tony Morris pushes ‘maglev’ trains

Entrepreneur Tony Morris wants to build a magnetically levitated train from Orlando International Airport to the Orange County Convention Center.

The future of transportation in Florida

Leaders in various transportation fields tell Florida Trend where they think transportation trends are headed.

Around the State

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville leaders aim for more clout

The region has a good opportunity to gain clout in the Legislature.

Sticking point: FIU seeks expansion

Florida International University in Miami wants to expand across the street from its campus on county-owned land.

The makings of a jobs boom

Manufacturing employment has surged in southeast Florida since 2010 as the region began emerging from the recession.

Artist's draw: The Warehouse Arts District

A roughly 16-block area on the outskirts of downtown St. Petersburg has become a haven for artists. The Warehouse Arts District is home to more than 120 artists.

Turbo charged: High-tech manufacturing in Central Florida

Some of the most advanced manufacturing in Florida is happening inside a non-descript warehouse in the middle of a hardscrabble section in south Orlando.

Santa Fe College wins the Aspen Prize

Santa Fe College beat out 1,123 community colleges from around the country to claim the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.

Green advocate Mike Rogers

Tallahassee developer Mike Rogers wants homes in Southern Oaks subdivision to be certified green.

Source markets: Foreign travelers flock to Florida

Florida has seen eight straight months of international tourism growth, with China, Europe and South America playing a bigger role.

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FloridaCommerce responds to questions about management of Rebuild Florida program
FloridaCommerce responds to questions about management of Rebuild Florida program

Reporter Jennifer Titus sits down with FloridaCommerce Secretary Alex Kelly and Office of Long-Term Resiliency Director Justin Domer.


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