September 2016 Contents

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Research Florida

Research Florida


The son of German immigrants has become a billionaire in Naples by combining hard-nosed business tactics with a Euro-style workplace to dominate the arthroscopic surgical instrument market.

Life Sciences
On the map

Florida’s life sciences industry is progressing — despite some high-profile failures.

Sanford Burnham Prebys
Turning point

A research institute retreats from central Florida. Some see a failure of public incentives. Others point to evidence that the deal has helped create a healthy and growing life sciences landscape in the state.

Center for collaborative research

A new research center at Nova Southeastern includes a partnership with the Swedish institute that awards the Nobel Prizes.

Free-agent professors: Signings

Universities around the state are adding faculty.

Research briefs

The latest in research being conducted around Florida.


Up Front
Research success in Florida

While Arthrex in Naples is a shining example of a Florida research-oriented success story, the medical device maker is not the only one...

Florida Originals
Art installation is up in the Air(stream)

A quirky art installation off I-4 has an uncertain future.

Dan 'Tater' Porter

"Them bulls will hurt you, boy. They’re made for eating, not for riding."

Turning up the heat

The latest grills give restaurateurs new options.

Editor's Page
Trading in ignorance

On issue of trade, both current presidential candidates traffic largely in misperceptions, fears and anxieties.

Economic Backbone

Power Companies contribute to Economic Development

Mission: Economic development

Florida's power companies have become active players in economic development efforts.

Around the State

Listen to the music

Florida hosts a cohort of music festivals that compete in a crowded live music scene.

Quick start for Miami FC soccer team

With Beckham’s team waiting in the wings, Miami FC hits the field.

Bloom blame in the Indian River Lagoon

Florida researchers look for links between environmental factors and brain diseases.

Disincentive: Sarasota's county commission votes against Project Mulligan

Local backlash leads Sarasota County to nix an incentives package for a relocating firm.

Boundless Orlando?

Orlando extends its growth eastward.

Looking up: Businesses look north of Jacksonville

A major development project is shifting attention north of Jacksonville.

The mouse that roared

Perdido Key comes to terms with the tiny beach mouse.

The mouse that roared

Of Counsel
Grave danger

A south Florida attorney specializes in cases involving funeral negligence.

Tallahassee Trend
No limits

A set of legal and political maneuvers may enable a Hillsborough County legislator to evade term limits and serve a 14-year term.

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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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