September 2017 Florida Trend's September issue looks in-depth at the rural side of the state. The cover story, "Ranchland to Rooftops," is a look at Florida's newest development frontier -- the Mormon Church's 295,000 acres in central Florida. Following the main feature are stories on rural Florida’s "players" and their projects, a look at Tavistock's role in developing farmland, an update on Duda's Viera development. The regular "Of Counsel" feature is a look at how the non-profit Florida Rural Legal Services handles cases "nobody would take." There are regional reports about different rural locations around the state, including for Miami-Dade and Southeast, Southwest, Central, Northwest, Northeast Florida. Research Florida is a special report with roundups on innovative projects and university research from around the state. "Finely Focused," is a profile of the Max Planck Florida Institute. A special report on Energy in Florida looks at how a Gainesville company sells natural gas to utilities in 15 states, and is pushing for deregulation in Florida's electric power markets. The Florida Icon is Wilson Bradshaw, the former president of Florida Gulf Coast University. Florida dining looks at how chefs from New York and abroad are stepping up their presence in Miami.
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