May 2023 Contents

Inside Florida Trend's print and digital issue


The Blue Economy

Rocking the Boat

Rocking the Boat

Home to prominent manufacturers and suppliers, as well as the industry's biggest market, Florida leads in EV boating.

'Perfect DNA'

Electric boat builder John Vo talks up Florida's advantages and the benefits of electric.

Moore Odyssey

After sailing for 13 years, Roger Moore came ashore in Ft. Lauderdale and built his company to more than $100M in revenue.

Out of the Blue

From natural resources to emerging tech, Florida's ocean-driven economy runs deep.

Economic Backbone

Tranportation / Trade / Logistics
City Center

City Furniture's ambitions are built on the wave of growth in Florida.

Driver's Seat

Michelle Maikisch is steering one of the largest toll road agencies in the nation.

Driving Successes

Tallahassee Community College's truck driver training school helps get inmates on the road to a better future.

Keep on Truckin'

FleetForce is expanding in Florida with six new training and testing centers.


Attorney Peter Quinter talks about key trade trends.

Economic Engine

Brightline expects to make the trip from Miami to Orlando in about 3 hours.

Wave of Growth

Port Panama City and Port of Pensacola have big plans after a strong year.

Sunnier Days Ahead

Punta Gorda Airport sees opportunity as the Sunseeker Resort nears its open.

Touting JaxPort

Competition for cruise business south of Jacksonville is fierce.


Up Front
Keys to Florida's Success

Economic development leaders make sure the state's economic engine remains healthy.

Vicki Smith

"I tell myself every day that the best is yet to come."

Editor's Page
Lessons from Judy

The Judy Genshaft Honors College is exquisite, modern and geared for collaboration.


A Clean Start

A Clean Start

Neglected and contaminated sites once considered too expensive and troublesome to redevelop are being transformed into economic and community assets.

Park Place

A Tampa community turns contaminated, vacant land into a seven-acre park and community garden.

The Greening of Florida's Brownfields

Federal infrastructure funds are doubling the pace of transforming derelict sites.

Urban Agriculture
Seeds of Change

A St. Petersburg couple converts an eyesore property into an urban farm on less than one acre.

Code Red

Michael Ellison wants to change the way computer science is taught so everyone has a chance of landing high-paying tech jobs.

Custom Content
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.

Robot Training

AmSkills is hoping to become the go-to place for learning about automation.

Food Chain

60 food trucks - oh, and ther's a flea market and small-business academy, too.

Smooth Sailing

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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Florida Business News

Florida News Releases

Florida Trend Video Pick

Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park
Gator with missing jaw finds home in Florida park

A Florida reptile park has taken in an alligator that lost its nose and upper jaw to a fight or boat propeller. Gatorland Orlando said over the weekend that the injured alligator came from a lake in nearby Sanford, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Orlando. “She had basically no chance of surviving in the wild with such a severe injury,” the park said in a social media post.

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