February 2018 Contents

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FEATURES

Small Biz: Entrepreneurship

From Fizzle to Sizzle

From Fizzle to Sizzle

Clara Bullrich and Laura González-Estéfani’s Venture City pulls together founders, investors, experts and academics to boost tech startups.

The Keys
Key Change

Tourism has rebounded strongly in the Keys since Irma, but the storm decimated the stock of housing where workers could afford to live.

Community Portrait

Special Section
St. Petersburg

Inviting, inspiring and growing brighter every day.

Trendlines

Up Front
The Best Defense

In defense of Florida’s defense industry; big news on the small-business front; a spotlight on St. Petersburg

Dining
Divided No More

More regional restaurants are branching out across Florida.

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Pedro José Greer Jr.

“The disparities in this country are embarrassing. For example, there are some ZIP codes in Dade County and within a mile of another ZIP code, there’s a 20-year difference in survival.”

Tallahassee Trend
Less Intervention

New Florida Supreme Court Justice Alan Lawson has taken a narrower view of which cases the courth should hear than his predecessor.

Editor's Page
Words, Chosen Carefully

A "whopping" number of journalists resort to loaded words that carry a value judgment.

Military in Florida

Real Money in Make-Believe

Real Money in Make-Believe

A phalanx of procurement offices in Orlando oversees some $4 billion in spending for simulation and training services for the U.S. military.

Military Bases in Florida


Mission Critical

Jacksonville’s Wounded Warrior Project has a new leader who is rebuilding its donor base after donations crashed amid reports of lavish executive spending.

Special Ops

A unique tech incubator develops solutions to problems faced by special ops troops.

Economic Backbone

CLEAN MANUFACTURING
Home Saver

Innova’s home panels weather Mother Nature’s best shot and are energy-efficient.

Around the State

MiamI-DADE
International links

Andromeda sees green in its vertical gardens

Southeast
Sending a signal

Aluma’s mobile towers and antennas travel the world.

Southwest
Ghee Wiz

Beneficial Blends takes a sustainable approach to making cooking fat.

Central
Spotless

Researchers get an almost dust-free facility for creating smart sensors.

Northeast
Battery Powered

Saft’s battery plant was a victory for Jacksonville.

Northwest
Pining for Change

Pine trees, once a source for polluting paper mills, fuel clean energy.

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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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