November 2015 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Solar Powered Sunshine State
More solar power is coming to Florida—voters could face competing solar power amendments in November 2016.
Examining the differences and benefits of homeowners installing solar panels on their roof, or utilities building solar farms.
A detailed look at the demographics, economy and business assets of Brevard County.
Up Front - Publisher's Column
In step with Florida’s public universities
"Universities create communities that last a lifetime. I had to opportunity to tour the campuses of both Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University in south Florida..."
“My daddy stuttered a little bit, and my brother, he stuttered a little bit, and I stutter. Until I went to school, I thought that was just the way people talked.”
The Marion County fly-in community of Jumbolair, home to the longest privately-owned airstrip in the country, has a quirky history and a new owner.
Inca spots: Peruvian cuisine in Florida
Ten years ago, Peruvian cuisine in Florida was a rare and exotic taste found only in a few locations. Today, however, Peru’s ceviche and tiradito crudos can be found throughout the state.
Politics and law in Florida
A potentially precedent-setting legal decision goes unexplained, and the case dissolves amid a scandal involving the prosecutor.
Setting the pace
As an ecotour guide in the Virgin Islands, Erin Deady felt as if she could do more to save the environment than her educational tours allowed. So she returned to Florida and got her law degree.
Into the woods: Florida lawmakers ignore Amendment 1
The people of Florida have told their elected officials that they value places like Corkscrew Swamp. In response, the Legislature basically told the voters to drop dead...
Diversity in Florida
The Florida community whose demographics most closely match the state’s resembles Florida in other ways, too.
Cold shoulder: Florida anti-discrimination legislation efforts
The push for anti-discrimination legislation has gotten nowhere in the Legislature despite backing from some heavy-hitters in the business community.
In good company: Gina Duncan’s story
When Greg Pingston decided to become Gina Duncan, she found support from her employer.
Making strides: LGBT policies at seven Florida companies
The Human Rights Campaign gives high marks to seven Florida companies for their policies toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.
Around the State
Mouse moves: Middle class Disney
Has Disney really abandoned the middle class to chase well-heeled visitors?
Kairos--a technology company that makes digital tools to recognize and understand people and their emotions--is on a growth tear.
Hotel surge in southeast Florida
A Palm Beach-based developer has a host of new contruction projects all over the state.
A grow-slower plan at FGCU
Following a decade of double-digit annual enrollment increases, FGCU is tapping the brakes.
Important Connections: Orlando's Middle East gateway
Emirates' daily non-stop flights link Orlando International with a major overseas hub.
Role models as a weapon against crime
A Jacksonville school program hopes mentors can help curtail violence.
Numbers game: UCompass delivers educational software
Synopsis: Teacher-turned-entrepreneur Ed Mansouri wants to prepare students for data-driven jobs and says he has just the tool to help them.
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