May 2022 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Charging Ahead

Sales of electric vehicles are growing, but EVs still amount to less than 1% of registered vehicles, cost more than gas cars and charging stations are far from universal. How fast can Florida really go electric?

Body of Work

Joe Navarro developed an interest in body language that led him to become an FBI spy catcher and a global expert in reading people.

Changing Gears

As business screeched to a halt during the pandemic, two brothers shifted from car sharing to insurance

Economic Backbone

Reaping Dividends

Growth initiatives allow JaxPort to help relieve supply chain issues. Port Canaveral's cruise business is charting a record pace.

Roaring Back

Port Canaveral's cruise business is charting a record pace.

Chasing the Sun

Pinellas County is hoping its new downtown-to-beach bus line will get more people hooked on mass transit.

Gaining Altitude

Northwest Florida's four major airports all had record traffic in 2021.

In the Zone

St. Lucie County reorganizes and expands its FTZ.


Up Front
A Nod to the Past - and Future

This month's Florida Trend is bittersweet for me. It is the final issue for Mark Howard.

Randy Wells

"I've known some of these dolphins since the 1970s. I know their histories, their dramas, what they've been through."

Editor's Page

And so, farewell. I'm off to my next chapter and new adventures.


Knowing the Odds

Knowing the Odds

History offers lessons about when storms are most likely to hit different regions of Florida — and their intensity.

When to Worry

Where storms are likely to hit Florida's different regions.

Community Portrait


Miami: The 'City of the Future'

From its roots as a vacation destination and emergence generations ago as a hemispheric hub of trade and finance, Greater Miami continues to redefine itself.

Reaping the Dividends

Growth initiatives allow JaxPort to help relieve supply chain issues. Port Canaveral's cruise business is charting a record pace.

Around the State

Bot Delivery

Kiwibot aims to expand its fleet of robots by 1,200.

Candy for a Cause

Couple’s nausea-easing candies are infused with natural oils; one line includes CBD.

Secure Drugs

Scripps Safe plans to boost its workforce and is exploring a move to go public.

Making Space for Kids

Sharon Hagle's non-profit aims to put kids on a path to outer space.

Postpartum App Check

UF's app is designed to help doctors better communicate with mothers after they've given birth.

Putting a Lid on Garbage Costs

Elevate Waste Solutions saves commercial customers from incurring penalties.

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Florida Business News

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    Florida leads the nation in strict building codes, and the decades of hard work have paid off in the increasing number of homes and buildings that survive each time a hurricane slashes the state. But all those hard-won gains have been undermined by the explosion of growth along the coast.

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    Get top news-to-know with Florida Trend's headline-focused video news brief, hosted by digital content specialist Aimée Alexander.

  • Enterprise Florida exiting

    The doors are ready to close on Enterprise Florida, the business-recruitment agency long targeted by state House leaders.

  • Seeking protection

    Three activist groups served notice to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue to force the agency to invoke Endangered Species Act protection for the ghost orchid.

  • State jobless claims decrease

    An estimated 5,155 first-time jobless claims were filed in Florida last week, a decrease from the previous week and below the average for the year.

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing
Radioactive roads? Florida has yet to submit application to EPA to start testing

It appears no steps have been taken to begin testing whether slightly radioactive waste from fertilizer production can be repurposed for Florida road construction projects.

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