April 2017 Contents

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FEATURES

Richest Floridians

Richest Floridians

Florida's Super-Rich

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.

Trendlines

Up Front
A state of wealth

$2,600,000,000. That’s the net worth it takes to be among the top 25 wealthiest Floridians.

Florida Originals
Uphill battle in Lake Wales

Tourists still drive to witness Spook Hill's apparently gravity-defying magic.

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Norman Braman

"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..."

Dining
Cod-ified

Portuguese cuisine catches on across Florida.

Tallahassee Trend
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.

Editor's Page
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

Civic hardware

Civic hardware

Across Florida, infrastructure projects — from bridge building in northwest Florida, to installing pumps to protect Miami Beach from rising seas — are driving growth.

MiamI-DADE
Trains, traffic and sea rise

Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail service test, fighting poverty and flood management

Southeast
A building boom

Transportation infrastucture expansion, I-95 transit projects and people to watch

Southwest
Arrivals and departures

Tampa International Airport expansion and redeveloping the West River

Central
I-4 and more

Reconstruction of I-4 through Orlando continues, a plethora of projects and a Kidz Zone for Parramore

Northeast
Picking up the pieces

Historic renovation, Hurricane Matthew after-effects, and priming downtown Jacksonville

Northwest
A slew of projects

Port Panama expansion, improvements to FAMU Way and the Capital Cascades Trail, and region-wide construction

Economic Backbone

Wealth Management
Investment wisdom

With a new administration in Washington, Florida investors are watching for changes in policies and laws.

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Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone
Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Depression Nine forms in the Caribbean; Florida in the cone

Tropical Depression Nine has developed in the central Caribbean. The depression is expected to reach tropical storm strength and even hurricane strength by early next week. The NHC has placed Florida in the system's cone of uncertainty.

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