May 2023 Contents
Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue
The Blue Economy
Home to prominent manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the industry's biggest market, Florida leads in EV boating.
Electric boat builder John Vo talks up Florida's advantages and the benefits of electric.
After sailing for 13 years, Roger Moore came ashore in Ft. Lauderdale and built his company to more than $100M in revenue.
From natural resources to emerging tech, Florida's ocean-driven economy runs deep.
Tranportation / Trade / Logistics
City Furniture's ambitions are built on the wave of growth in Florida.
Michelle Maikisch is steering one of the largest toll road agencies in the nation.
Tallahassee Community College's truck driver training school helps get inmates on the road to a better future.
FleetForce is expanding in Florida with six new training and testing centers.
Attorney Peter Quinter talks about key trade trends.
Brightline expects to make the trip from Miami to Orlando in about 3 hours.
Port Panama City and Port of Pensacola have big plans after a strong year.
Punta Gorda Airport sees opportunity as the Sunseeker Resort nears its open.
Competition for cruise business south of Jacksonville is fierce.
Keys to Florida's Success
Economic development leaders make sure the state's economic engine remains healthy.
"I tell myself every day that the best is yet to come."
Lessons from Judy
The Judy Genshaft Honors College is exquisite, modern and geared for collaboration.
Neglected and contaminated sites once considered too expensive and troublesome to redevelop are being transformed into economic and community assets.
A Tampa community turns contaminated, vacant land into a seven-acre park and community garden.
Federal infrastructure funds are doubling the pace of transforming derelict sites.
A St. Petersburg couple converts an eyesore property into an urban farm on less than one acre.
Michael Ellison wants to change the way computer science is taught so everyone has a chance of landing high-paying tech jobs.
Leadership Insights - EDOs
Exploring the backgrounds, accomplishments, goals and motivations of leaders at the state's economic development organizations.
Around the State
Miami Grand Prix
For the next nine years, Hard Rock Stadium will host a Formula 1 race.
Just in Time Tech Boost
Kaseya is expanding its Miami global headquarters.
A Sign of Things to Come?
The 1,000-room Diplomat Beach Resort sold for $835 million.
AmSkills is hoping to become the go-to place for learning about automation.
60 food trucks - oh, and ther's a flea market and small-business academy, too.
St Augustine Sailing has seven family members involved in the business.
Beating the Heat
A new compound tested by an FAMU-FSU engineering time can withstand extreme temperatures..
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