October 2022 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Florida Voters

NPA Rising

NPA Rising

Florida's unaffiliated voters are growing at a fast clip, and both parties are scrambling to win their elusive — and critical — votes.

Generational Shifts

An excerpt from Generational Politics in the United States.

Taking Note

Mental health advocate, metal musician and motivational speaker Johnny Crowder's peer-support startup finds a receptive audience around the world.

Economic Backbone

Breast Cancer

Bit by the Dragon

A cancer survivor finds support on a dragon boating team.

New Tactics

Central Florida researchers are working on different ways to treat and diagnose breast cancer.

Targeting the Uninsured

FIU's mobile mammography center offers free screening for those in need.

Standing Trial

Baptist MD Anderson is conducting 16 clinical trials for breast cancer patients.

Broader Approach

Baptist Heath's care includes genetics screening and scalp cooling to reduce hair loss during chemo.

Community Portrait

Economic Profile
Sarasota County

A world-class arts and culture scene. Miles of pristine beaches. A-rated public schools. A healthy economy. Sarasota County checks all the boxes as a place to live, work and play.


Up Front
We've Got You Covered

Every month, our editorial team amazes me with the quality of the content they produce.

Penelope Bodry-Sanders

"I work for lemurs every day of my life."

Editor's Page
Hop to It

Many thought hops couldn't be grown in hot, humid Florida. UF has proven them wrong.

Sports Business

Horse Power

Horse Power

Polo has become a global brand worth billions of dollars, and its clothing line is fueling the sport's expansion from its South Florida base.

Inclusive Workplaces
Because of Sam

A documentary about Sam Piazza's life has evolved into a training program for Florida workplaces.

Closing the Gap

Floridians with disabilities have made job gains, but a gap persists.

Workforce Housing

Florida is in the midst of a workforce housing crises that is creating ripples across the wider economy.

Growing Trend

Easing other land-use regulations is a growing trend in the state.

Affordable Housing Around Florida

Luxury developers and non-profit agencies are stepping up with solutions to address the housing crunch.

Around the State

NFT Partnership

Miami unveils collection of nearly 5,000 NFTs designed by 56 Miami artists.

Mapping Florida

SMG Delivering Data gathers infrastructure data for utilities.

Park Place

Lakeland's long-neglected railyards are becoming a recreational haven.

High-Tech Terminal

Orlando International Airport debuts its new $2.75B, 15-gate terminal.

Contract Reviews Made Easy

AI-based program makes easy work of legal contract reviews.

High Fiber

A Tallahassee company plays a key role as NASA peers into deep space.

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Florida Business News

  • Florida’s population boom drives bigger hurricane losses, despite tougher building codes

    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.

  • Business BeatBusiness Beat - Week of September 29th

    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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