May 20, 2024


The Homefront

Patricia Cooper is the first person in her family to wake up, opening her eyes well before sunrise in her home in Fort Lauderdale. Read more »
Published on 2/12/2024

Barely Getting By [Extra]

Despite record low unemployment and wage growth in recent years, Floridians continue to grapple with skyrocketing housing and insurance costs... Read more »
Published on 12/27/2023

New report finds widening gender diversity gap at Florida public companies

For the past two years, the Florida Census of Women Corporate Directors report has provided a look at the percentage of women serving on boards among Florida companies on the Russell 3000 Index. Read more »
Published on 11/9/2023

Rail Renaissance

In 2018, Brightline — the nation's first privately financed passenger rail service in nearly four decades — debuted service between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The Miami company opened stations in Aventura and Boca Raton last year and this summer will launch hourly departures between Miami and Orlando. Read more »
Published on 6/15/2023

Guest Commentary: Six Guiding Reflections for Florida Entrepreneurs

Florida Entrepreneurs, I hear you. I know what you are going through. These are uncertain times. It brings uncomfortable decisions, but also a new opportunity to focus more and more on value creation. Read more »
Published on 3/13/2023

Century-old French flavor company Monin finds its North American home in Clearwater

Olivier Monin was only a few years into his tenure heading his family's syrup and flavoring business when he sought a place to build its North American headquarters. Founded in 1912 in Bourges, France, the company had survived world wars, changing tastes and the challenges of international business, but was on the rocks when Olivier, its third-generation leader, took over. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2023

National Economic Headwinds for Florida

The Florida Chamber Foundation has been charting Florida's rise in the global economy in its ambitious 2030 Blueprint, which aims to position the state – now the equivalent of the world's 16th largest economy, ahead of Saudi Arabia and behind the Netherlands – at 10th. Read more »
Published on 12/27/2022

Update: Election results show Black, Hispanic women candidates bringing new perspectives to Florida politics

In the November 2022 issue of FLORIDA TREND, we profiled several Black and Hispanic women candidates who are part of a trend of more women of color running for political office. The 2022 election set a new high bar for women of color in Florida politics: 49% of women candidates running for major state or federal office in Florida are women of color. Read more »
Published on 11/10/2022

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, challenger Rep. Val Demings face off in Tuesday debate

Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Democrat U.S. Rep. Val Demings will hold their only statewide, televised debate on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Read more »
Published on 10/13/2022

Florida universities, students at forefront of new era of space exploration

As NASA pursues its next moonshot, the agency is also partnering with academia to help address technology gaps. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

Brevard expects 100,000 tourists for Artemis 1 launch, “I think we are in for a really great ride.”

Some 100,000 tourists are expected to flood into the area when the new unmanned mission goes up. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

The Case Against Scot Strems

South Florida attorney Scot Strems built his law firm suing insurance companies — and built the insurers' case for reining in lawyers. Read more »
Published on 8/24/2022

Commentary: University of West Florida president and the gift that took her breath away

In 2017, the University of West Florida received a gift of $3.1 million to create the American Dream Scholarship Endowment. Read more »
Published on 7/25/2022

Commentary: Better public policies needed to help small businesses achieve their ‘Wildest Dreams'

Back in 2004, I launched One Day Came Construction. For the last 18 years, I have been a proud founder, president, and CEO of a small business. It’s hard work... Read more »
Published on 7/20/2022

Florida Institute of Government at FSU names Jerry Parrish chief economist

TALLAHASSEE — Florida economist Jerry D. Parrish, who for decades has been known as one of the state’s leading analysts, has been named chief economist and director of state and... Read more »
Published on 7/19/2022

Florida University System Chancellor Criser Announces Retirement Plans

Marshall Criser III, the chancellor of the State University System of Florida who for the past eight years played a leading role in elevating the state's public institutions to national prominence, today announced his plan to retire at the end of the year. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2022

Forecasts predict another busy storm season

With the official start of hurricane season just days away, the latest round of seasonal outlooks is in and the signs point to a seventh-consecutive above-average season. Read more »
Published on 5/26/2022

Motion Detector

Retired FBI agent, bestselling author, public speaker and body language expert Joe Navarro is a bit obsessed with how the brain works. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2022

Rover Redo: Kissimmee company turns iconic British vehicles all-electric

For almost a decade, E.C.D. Automotive Design (formerly known as East Coast Defenders) has been rebuilding Land Rover Defenders and Range Rovers with traditional combustion engines. Read more »
Published on 4/26/2022

A Note on Climate Change and Hurricanes

The role of climate change in the development of hurricanes – and whether future storms can be expected to be more frequent and dangerous – is a major focus of... Read more »
Published on 4/26/2022

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