October 2018 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
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.
The hospitality, construction and agriculture sectors, which employ many immigrants in Florida, struggle to find enough workers.
About a third of illegal immigrants in Florida come from Mexico and Haiti.
There’s no shortage of scams for trying to get U.S. citizenship.
Initially vilified, E-Verify is much improved and effective — too effective for some.
Employers claim a need for foreign workers for everything from pilots to pilates instructors.
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.
Restaurateurs are revamping the concept of what a hotel restaurant should be.
“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.”
Change seems to bring more complexity instead of simplicity.
A number of competitive seats statewide could set the tone nationally.
Ripe for Mergers
The number of Florida-based banks is down by 60% since 2007.
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
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.
Crowley launches a liquefied natural gas powered ship.
A Tallahassee company's drug draws attention.
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