April 2017 Contents
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Florida has attracted the well-heeled since the days of Henry Flagler. Our list of Florida's wealthiest permanent residents shows more billionaires are choosing to live here full time.
A state of wealth
$2,600,000,000. That’s the net worth it takes to be among the top 25 wealthiest Floridians.
Uphill battle in Lake Wales
Tourists still drive to witness Spook Hill's apparently gravity-defying magic.
"I came here in '69 with my wife and two very young daughters. I came here to retire. I had been working seven days a week and six nights a week..."
Portuguese cuisine catches on across Florida.
Sports venues get no help
What happened when executives for four pro sports insisted they needed state money and didn't get it?
Of Counsel - Florida Law
Struggling: Law school in the hot seat
Florida Coastal is trying to boost admissoin requirements and comply with federal standards for student loans.
Strong learners: Academically gifted students abound in public schools
The Commissioner's Academic Challenge serves as a reminder that public schools can turn out extremely bright kids.
2017 Economic Yearbook
Across Florida, infrastructure projects — from bridge building in northwest Florida, to installing pumps to protect Miami Beach from rising seas — are driving growth.
Trains, traffic and sea rise
Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service test, fighting poverty and flood management
A building boom
Transportation infrastucture expansion, I-95 transit projects and people to watch
Arrivals and departures
Tampa International Airport expansion and redeveloping the West River
I-4 and more
Reconstruction of I-4 through Orlando continues, a plethora of projects and a Kidz Zone for Parramore
Picking up the pieces
Historic renovation, Hurricane Matthew after-effects, and priming downtown Jacksonville
A slew of projects
Port Panama expansion, improvements to FAMU Way and the Capital Cascades Trail, and region-wide construction
With a new administration in Washington, Florida investors are watching for changes in policies and laws.
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