August 2021 Contents

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Superintendent of Choice

Miami-Dade's Alberto Carvalho built a national reputation upending the school model.

A Good Year for Choice

The pandemic accelerated a national trend toward more choice in education.

Cruise Lines
Cruise Control

Changes and trends as Florida's cruise industry prepares for what is shaping up to be a record-setting 2022.

The Battle in Key West

Island residents clash with the industry, Legislature and the governor over cruise restrictions.

Economic Backbone

Delving into the Heart

HoloLens glasses allow doctors to see virtual images of the heart in 3-D.

Early Interventions

Orlando Health's spina bifida fetal surgery program is showing promising results.

Care Closer to Home

Pensacola gets a pediatric care center.

Growing Up

Children's hospital expansion is expected to be finished next year.

Kid Talk

Program addresses the rise in mental health issues among children and teens.

Vaccination Gap

Protection against HPV has fallen dramatically during the pandemic.

On a Mission

Nemours aims to take children's health care beyond hospital walls.


Up Front
Full Steam Ahead

For many of us, business activity never slowed during the pandemic.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

"Good people are fighting for a free, independent and democratic Cuba ... and I hope that I'm still part of that fight."

Editor's Page
Vices and Virtues

A recent news story out of Tennessee took me back to the early years of my career.

Best Companies to Work For in Florida

Best Companies to Work For

Working in a Post-COVID World

Executives at six winning companies talk about how COVID has changed their workplaces.

Best Large Companies

250 or more employees

Best Midsized Companies

50 to 249 employees

Best Small Companies

Fewer than 50 employees

Circle of Success

The Taste of Immokalee entrepreneurship program helps students thrive as it gives back to the local community.

A Different Model

Dr. Phillips Charities combines traditional philanthropy with real estate development to fund Central Florida non-profits.

Community Portrait

Volusia County
Greater Daytona Region

Volusia County, spanning 16 cities and 1,432 square miles, is in the midst of a growth spurt.

Around the State

A Health Care A.I. Hub

A Miami-based non-profit aims to bring together entrepreneurs, scientists and investors to solve health challenges.

A Luxury Gamble Pays Off

Related Group's decision to build an oceanfront condo in Pompano Beach looks to be paying off.


Marie Selby begins its expansion.

Protecting the Grid

An Orlando cyber-security firm focuses on utilities and otehr government customers.

A Sweet Solution

Mars Wrigley is the latest company to partner with Danimer Scientific to develop biodegradable product packaging.

Science and Soldiers

The Institute for human and Machine Cognition has been awarded a research grant from DARPA.

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Answering the call as a community's workforce
Answering the call as a community's workforce

Tonjua Williams, president of St. Petersburg College, describes SPC's mission and goals, discusses the evolution of the education landscape, and details SPC's adaptation to changing needs in labor force preparation.

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