Orlando Florida, nicknamed “The City Beautiful”, has its symbol at the fountain of Lake Eola. The city’s tourist attractions draw more than 51 million tourists a year, including 3.6 million international guests. The Orlando International Airport has the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world. Naturally, this is because of the Disney Park located in Orlando.
As the most visited American city in 2015, Orlando, Florida’s most famous attractions form the tourism industry’s backbone. Walt Disney World Resort, located approximately 21 miles southwest of Downtown Orlando in Lake Buena Vista, opened in 1971. The World Resort supports; two parks of Universal Studios Florida: City Walk; SeaWorld; Gatorland; and Wet ‘n Wild Water Park. With the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions have located their businesses along International Drive. The City proudly claims that it is one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions.
Like other major cities in the Sun Belt, Orlando Florida grew rapidly during the 1980s and into the first decade of the 21st century. Orlando, home to the University of Central Florida, has the second-largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment, Orlando was listed as a “Gammaâˆ’” level of world-city in the World Cities Study Groupâ€™s inventory. Orlando, Florida ranks as the fourth most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study.
Orlando Florida has many nonprofit organizations that raise money and perform deeds for people in need. For instance, an organization that uses its revenues to feed the homeless or educate children is a non-profit. The organization receives revenue by soliciting donations from the community or selling items to raise money for the cause.
Nonprofits do not operate in an effort to build wealth or revenue for the benefit of the owner, directors or shareholders. The main goal of a non-profit is to generate funds and volunteer assistance to help further its chosen cause. A non-profit organization can also act as a publicity vehicle to bring more attention to an issue in the community.
Nonprofit organizations help communities by providing volunteer work and money to complete needed projects. Because the organization is tax-exempt, it does not have to pay taxes on the money it raises.
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