March 2019 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
Profile: Nikki Fried
The New Face of Florida Agriculture
The state's new agriculture commissioner brings a focus on weed, water and weapons. She and the state's traditional ag community - farmers, packers and ranchers - are still getting to know each other.
Florida Space Industry
Renaissance on the Space Coast
In less than a decade, the Space Coast has rebounded by attracting companies such as plane maker Embraer to join longtime Defense Department contractors Lockheed, Northrop Grumman and Harris.
Who's Zooming What
To reach the target of 100-plus annual launches that industry leaders dream of, Florida will have to overcome some obstacles.
The industry needs young engineers — and Millennials like a certain lifestyle.
14 recent grads put their MBAs to use.
As governments restrict sales of commercially bred puppies, a cottage industry of mom-and-pop dog breeders has emerged to meet the demand.
Since this is my first column as publisher of Florida Trend, I thought it would be appropriate to formally introduce myself.
“People invested in me when they had nothing to gain in return. So, now I invest in others, and I expect nothing in return.”
The 'Grater' Good
A healthy economy gives rise to serious conversations about a city's future.
2019 Legislative Preview
A Kinder, Gentler Legislature?
The new governor and this session's House and Senate leaders are playing nice so far. Here's what to watch over the next couple of months.
What to watch over the next 60 days
Power in the Senate is heavily concentrated in small oligarchies; in the House, there are three dominant leaders...
Water, health care, gambling and higher education top the legislative agenda this year.
Workers with Disabilities
A Triple Win
Companies that move beyond misconceptions about workers with disabilities can reap rewards.
Around the State
A State in the Arts
The Knight Foundation steps up its investments in Miami's arts groups.
A Lasting Impact
Husband-and-wife physicians create a non-profit to train health care workers in Haiti.
Building on the Past
The architect of a computer science building pays tribute to Florida Southern's history.
A Ray of Sunshine
A property-value boost from SunRail offers hope for the commuter line.
JinkoSolar moves in as NextEra steps up its solar production.
Expanding IT's Appeal
Working to close IT's gender gap.
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