December 1, 2023

David G. Denor

Florida Trend

David Denor David Denor

David is the publisher of Florida Trend, the highly regarded statewide magazine and website read and visited by business executives, government officials and civic leaders. As publisher, David’s responsibilities include direct oversight of Trend’s editorial, sales, marketing, digital, audience development, creative, production and business operations. He leads the company’s continued growth in the areas of new digital products, audience development efforts, specialty annual supplements and the ongoing curation of custom content. David is also on the board of directors for Florida Trend.

David joined Florida Trend as associate publisher in July of 2016, was promoted to deputy publisher May 2017 and announced publisher January 2019. Prior to joining Florida Trend, he spent two-years as vice president, business development for Hanson Dodge Creative, a full service digital agency in Milwaukee, WI. Before returning to his home state of Wisconsin in 2014, David spent nearly 15 years overseeing the business and sales operations (print, digital, events and custom content) for Crain’s Chicago Business, the nation’s preeminent weekly business to business publication and website. Prior to Crain’s Chicago Business, David spent 5 years as a senior account executive with the Milwaukee Business Journal

Throughout his career, David has participated and been actively involved in numerous organizations, associations and non-profits, and has continued those endeavors in Florida.

David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he earned his bachelor of science, majoring in criminal justice. David and his wife Jessica, an elementary education teacher at Plato Academy, St. Pete, have four adult children. Their oldest son, a young executive at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, their daughter, a neonatal nurse at John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Pete, their second youngest son, a December 2022 business and computer information systems graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and their youngest son, also recent graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University – earned a bachelor of science in criminal justice. David and Jessica reside near the Indian Rocks Beach area.

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Columns by Denor:

For many years now, the cover story and main theme of our November issue has been dedicated to the topic of women in leadership. Throughout the year, we aim to provide some of the most robust coverage of all executives across the state, both male and female, in our monthly print issues, on our website (, across our daily and weekly eNews alerts and via our weekly Business Beat newscast.
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As I meet with business executives from across the state, the number one topic that comes up in our conversations is the importance and need for Florida to continue to grow its workforce.
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Florida's growth is impressive — from the Panhandle to South Florida and all areas in between. The population expansion our state has been experiencing is quite extraordinary, with nearly 1,000 new residents moving here each day. Along with the population boom, business sector growth has followed. When looking at recent U.S. Census data, of the nearly 6 million business applications filed nationally, almost 700,000 of them (nearly 12%) were in Florida.
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It is an honor and privilege to lead an organization with roots going back 65 years, and one that is an indispensable authority on the issues, people and ideas defining Florida and its business community.
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I hope you find Florida Small Business a helpful resource and toolkit for starting and growing your business in Florida.
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The growth of Florida's economy over the past few years has been impressive. Yes, we have great weather and beaches, but we also have a terrific post-secondary education system, a strong talent pool and workforce readiness programs that are second to none — not to mention no state income tax and a business-friendly environment.
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Education is the differentiator. It helps define who we are and what is important to us, while providing an opportunity to grow personally and professionally while uncovering new career paths and opportunities. Whether it is in the form of a technical degree, certificate program, micro-credentials, a traditional two- or four-year degree, a graduate degree or post-graduate studies, higher education provides the ladder to help individuals climb higher.
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Access to trusted, quality health care is important to all of us — regardless of background or economic standing — especially when it comes to our children.
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