April 2023 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


Health Care Landscape

Building Blocks

One ZIP Code at a Time

Florida Blue takes on 'unsustainable' health care costs by addressing longstanding challenges in the state's poorest communities.

Overcoming Obstacles

Florida Blue teams up with local organizations to change attitutes and outcomes.

An Attack on Poverty

Florida's poverty rate is 13.1%. In areas selected for investment rates are as high as 32.1%.

Healthy Return on Investment

Florida Blue's revival of Debs Store in East Jacksonville comes down to sound math.

Home Remedy

Florida hospitals are using new technology and strategies to take care of patients where they are most comfortable — at home.

Economic Backbone


Setting Goals

Lawrence Hatch played for a number of pro football teams. Today he's leading First Horizon Bank's Central Florida operations.

A History of Acquisitions

Seacoast Bank hangs on to its local appeal while growing to $10B in assets.

Post-Merger Manager

Truist's 'chief integrator' guides the bank's transition.

Signs of Strength

Banking trends pose challenges - and opportunities for Jacksonville.

Florida's Fed Voices

Florida appointees are serving on branch boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Funding Dreams

Coastal Kapital in Sarasota builds on its founder's early mistakes.


Up Front
Florida Delivers

Education is the differentiator. It helps define who we are and what is important to us.

Peter Golenbock

"I don't get writer's block."

Editor's Page
Job One

The state constituion requires only one thing of the Florida Legislature: A balanced budget.


Child's Play

Child's Play

A serial entrepreneur turns inspiration from his daughter into a startup making digital toys for the metaverse.

Rising Up

Rising Tide finds value in hiring people on the autism spectrum.


Florida Education Guide

Florida Education Guide

A side-by-side comparison of post-secondary education options across the state.

Tony Cho's New Flow

The Miami real estate investor and developer has done it all -- and he's only in his 40s. His new venture might be his most ambitious yet.

Around the State

Breaking Bad

Spring break in Florida dates to 1936; by the 1950s more than 15,000 college students spent the break in Florida.

MIA Taxies into the Lead

Reporting 50.6M travelers, MIA set a record for passenger traffic in 2022.

Name Game

Port Everglades' new logo is designed to convey its 3 main businesses: Cruise, cargo and energy.

Field Day

St. Pete is moving forward with an effort to redevelop the city's 56-acre Tropicana Field site.

Boardroom Boost

A two-part program aims to increase Black representation on boards.

Altering Fentanyl

A UF professor and researchers from around the US have found a way to make fentanyl less addictive.

Smart Cane

Bay County high school students have created a proto-type aid for the visually impaired.

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Florida Trend Video Pick

FloridaCommerce responds to questions about management of Rebuild Florida program
FloridaCommerce responds to questions about management of Rebuild Florida program

Reporter Jennifer Titus sits down with FloridaCommerce Secretary Alex Kelly and Office of Long-Term Resiliency Director Justin Domer.


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