August 2022 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Local Government

Difficult By Design

Difficult by Design

There are First World problems and then there is Palm Beach - where not even rich and famous people get a pass from Architectural Commission.

Wheeling & Dealing

Looking to help people, an engineer designs a better wheelchair experience.

Social Media
Living Her Best Life

Chelsea Bear is helping global brands connect to people with disabilities and education social media audiences along the way.

Calculating Risk

An AI tool developed by UF researchers can predict risk of surgical complications.

Cyber Advancements

While Florida has made advancements in cyber-security over the past decade, challenges remain.

Overseeing Florida's Efforts

Florida's new Secretary of the Department of Management Services to oversee state's IT infrastructure

Community Portrait

Economic Profile

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg offers targeted workforce training, world-class health care, a vibrant arts scene, and a rich philanthropic culture.


Up Front
Ensuring a Bright Future

I find myself constantly applying what I've learned and read in Trend to my personal life.

Alicia Cervera

"If you do not have enthusiasm, you cannot sell."

Editor's Page
Common Cents

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Tampa is the third-busiest of the nation's bankruptcy courts.

Best Companies

Best Companies

Best Companies to Work for in Florida 2022

The state's top 100 large, midsized and small companies, surveyed and ranked by policies, practices and demographics.

Main Attraction

What some of the best companies to work for in Florida are doing to attract and retain talent during the Great Resignation.

Best Large Companies

250 or more employees

Best Midsized Companies

50 to 249 employees

Best Small Companies

Fewer than 50 employees

Around the State

Crypto Toys

On Chain Studios has signed a multi-year partnership with Mattel for its Cryptoys NFT platform.

Hefty Ventures

West Palm Beach-based SYN Ventures raises $465 million to invest in cyber-security companies.

Nap Time

Tampa entrepreneur extols the benefits of a stress break.

Probing a Lunar Mystery

NASA selects two UCF scientists to lead robotic exploration mission to the moon.

Champing at the Bit

UF Veterinary Hospital opens at World Equestrian Center in Ocala.

Debris Predictor

FAMU-FSU researchers developing tool to predict hurricane debris road blocks.

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Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy
Lakeland partners with NuCycle Energy to turn waste into energy

The City of Lakeland is reducing its reliance on landfills by turning waste into energy. The City is working to become more sustainable by teaming up with NuCycle Energy. The partnership allows businesses to bring their waste to NuCycle Energy’s facility, where it will be turned into an energy fuel product, that replaces fossil fuels.

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