December 2020 Contents

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Floridian of the Year

The Helpers

Florida's Non Profits
The Helpers

Florida's non-profits have played a vital role amid the pandemic, maintaining a safety net for millions of struggling Floridians.

Economic Backbone

Hospital Boom

Fast-growing St. Johns County will see two new hospitals.

Under New Management

Bayfront has a new owner and president.

Pandemic Triage

Jackson Health's portable COVID triage unit consists of seven interconnected shipping containers.

Arms Race

Two Orlando health chains step up their investments in orthopedics.

Publix Checks into More Hospitals

In September, Publix opened its 13th in-hospital pharmacy in Florida.

Historic Investment

Baptist Health Care is building a $615-million campus in Pensacola.


Up Front
Rising to the Occasion

I think I speak for all of us when I say that 2021 cannot come fast enough.

Richard Lapchick

"This period of racial reckoning we're in has created a climate where things weren't possible before are possible now."

Editor's Page
Settin' the Woods on Fire

The National Interagency Prescribed Fire Training Center has relocated to Tallahassee.

Policing in Florida

Policing in Florida

Building Better Cops

The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted police departments around Florida to review their policies, procedures and training.

End of the Story

Stein Mart was on the ropes, and the pandemic finished it off.

Golden Spoon Awards

Florida's Best Places to Dine

Restaurateurs are finding niches and new flavors to keep diners coming in.

Industry Portrait

Florida's Marine Industry

Florida's ports — and the cruise and cargo ships that call on them — ferry billions of dollars to and through the Sunshine State.

Around the State

Robot-Assisted Dentistry

Neocis is using $72 million in new funding to develop additional applications for its robotic dental surgery assistant.

Reason to Smile

SA Company has donated more than 30,000 products since the pandemic began.

Code Building

From library to information technology center.

Out-of-Sight Trash

Specially designed trucks dispose of waste collected in underground vaults.

COVID-19 Update

Outlaw Masks is expanding its brand.

A Base for Drone Launches

Skyborne's "mothership" can deploy multiple drones.

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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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