March 2017 In Florida Trend's March issue, there's a profile of Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran that probes Corcoran's record and his agenda for the Legislative session. The Speaker is one of the most powerful in decades. Legislature 2017 looks at how a tighter state budget and promises of spending cuts will impact legislative priorities. A community portrait of Polk County examines industries, vital statistics, quality of life, key sectors, workforce and more. Lakeland, the business center of Polk County, is also home to Publix, Florida's largest public company. MBA degree programs at Florida schools attract students from all over the world who like the diversity at the schools and opportunities to interact with local business people. Changes in regulation and federal recognition are giving a boost to PEOs - professional employer organizations. Florida dining looks at how restaurants that specialize in chicken are springing up across the state. The Florida "Icon" is circus performer Bello Nock. In Of Counsel, meet Florida's new justice C. Alan Lawson. Regional news reports include company briefs and people to watch statewide and from the regions of Miami-Dade, Southeast, Southwest, Central, Northwest and Northeast Florida.
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