May 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
The Cuba Factor
A first-person account of visiting Cuba
Florida Trend reporter Jason Garcia traveled to Cuba in light of President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with the island nation.
Cuba’s economy is based on four mainstays...
Interested parties: Florida businesses are watching Cuba's evolution
Many industries are watching the evolution of U.S. policy toward Cuba closely.
Politics and Cuba: Collision course?
While many businesses explore options related to Cuba, hard-liners in the Legislature move to create more obstacles.
Perspectives on normalizing relations
Executives and business leaders offer views on the value of easing relations and how much opportunity it creates.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
The business of cancer therapy
"Unfortunately, cancer has touched us all. Sometimes it strikes family members, friends or colleagues — and once in a while ourselves..."
Florida Icon: NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks
“My true gift from God is the ability to give back versus the talent God gave me to play football.”
Bullets before breakfast: Ma Barker’s house is for sale
The house where Ma Barker died 80 years ago is being offered to the state.
Florida’s chain gang: Restaurant concepts are growing
A number of smart restaurateurs are turning a simple idea, a standard process or a single chef's name and recipes into a chain.
Looking at Florida's bigger economic picture
New vice chairman of Enterprise Florida, attorney Alan Becker, talks about his role and his expectations for the state’s economic development agency.
Statute of limitations: The case for trading with Cuba
"Our cover package on Cuba leads me to three conclusions..."
Cancer Care in Florida
A single outpatient clinic in Fort Myers grows into the country's biggest provider of radiation services.
Statewide efforts against cancer
Florida treatment centers are stepping up efforts to help cancer patients recover quickly.
Around the State
Above and beyond: Luxe condos in Sunny Isles Beach
In Sunny Isles Beach’s condo market, no luxury feature is luxe enough.
Upscale moves: Old hotels into swanky lodgings
Developers in Fort Lauderdale are transforming old hotels into upscale resorts.
Cyber threats: USF takes aim at cyber criminals
Tech Data CEO Robert Dutkowsky calls cybersecurity one of the company’s “most urgent and important” needs.
Blue crew: JetBlue’s ‘Lodge’
JetBlue’s $25-million “Lodge” at the Orlando International Airport is no ordinary hotel.
Dam issues: Challenges for the Rodman Reservoir
An effort to destroy the dam that created Rodman Reservoir is pitting Putnam County residents against an unlikely alliance.
Wings: The Aerospace industry takes flight in Northwest Florida
Edge Aerodynamix is the latest aerospace-related company to set up shop in northwest Florida.
Port push: More distribution centers are needed
The Florida Ports Council is seeking state support for an advertising effort aimed at luring cargo-shipping companies from other U.S. ports.
Now is the perfect time to enjoy the fabulous Florida sun and take advantage of special rates and savings [special advertising section].
Access Earlier Issues