April 16, 2024

October 2018 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


New Floridians

Florida's Changing Population

Florida's Changing Population

Florida's growing by nearly 1,000 people a day - about half of the newcomers are foreign-born immigrants and half are from other U.S. states.

Relying on Immigrants

The hospitality, construction and agriculture sectors, which employ many immigrants in Florida, struggle to find enough workers.

Unauthorized Immigration

About a third of illegal immigrants in Florida come from Mexico and Haiti.

Immigration Scams

There’s no shortage of scams for trying to get U.S. citizenship.

Fear of Compliance

Initially vilified, E-Verify is much improved and effective — too effective for some.

Permanent Visas

Employers claim a need for foreign workers for everything from pilots to pilates instructors.


Up Front
Clear choices in governor’s race

Two long shots emerged in the primaries to compete for governor. We couldn’t have selected two more divergent voices to run for the highest office in Florida.

Making Accommodations

Restaurateurs are revamping the concept of what a hotel restaurant should be.

JoAnn Morgan

“The Apollo 11 launch was the first launch that I stayed in the firing room all the way through liftoff. I had moments when I felt like a goldfish in a bowl, even though I was surrounded by people. It was 500 men and me.”

Editor's Page

Change seems to bring more complexity instead of simplicity.

Election Hotspots

Election Hotspots

Blue Surge or Red Surprise?

A number of competitive seats statewide could set the tone nationally.

Economic Backbone

Ripe for Mergers

The number of Florida-based banks is down by 60% since 2007.

Community Portrait

Greater Fort Lauderdale

Employers seeking the ideal combination of an abundant labor pool, world-class education and a business-friendly market will find their next-generation workplace here.

Around the State

Spreading the Word

A businessman and book lover takes to the screen.


Synovus buys Florida Community Bank to move into South Florida

Virtual Dementia

Gloves and specially designed glasses allow caretakers and others to experience what it's like to have Alzheimer's

Unlocking a New Market

Voxx and UniKey target keyless technology for the auto industry.

Coming Clean

Crowley launches a liquefied natural gas powered ship.

Targeting Concussions

A Tallahassee company's drug draws attention.

Access Earlier Issues

Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Commercial rent tax cut coming sooner than expected
Commercial rent tax cut coming sooner than expected

Worldwide cruise rebound; Home insurance costs stabilizing; Inflation on the rise; Commercial lease tax drop; Florida Icon.


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