Pittsburgh Pennsylvania is the seat of Allegheny County and has a population of 306,211. It is the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania. The metropolitan combined statistical area population totals 2,661,369. Pittsburgh is the largest city in the Ohio Valley and Appalachia. It is the 20th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is known as both “the Steel City” for its more than 300 steel-related businesses. It is also know as “the City of Bridges” for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, 2 inclined railways, and a pre-revolutionary fortification. Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest cuts through the mineral-rich Alleghenies. The location of Pittsburgh made the area coveted by the French and British Empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders and media networks.
Although known for steel, Pittsburgh led innovations and industries in aluminum. In addition, the city is noted for its glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, appliances, sports, and transportation. The industries created wealth and placed Pittsburgh third (after New York City and Chicago) in corporate headquarters employment for much of the 20th century. Pittsburgh is second only to New York in bank assets. The city maintains more stockholders per capita than any other U.S. city.
The economy in the 1980s caused the layoff of Pittsburgh area blue-collar workers. Thousands of downtown white-collar workers joined them after multi-billion-dollar corporate changes relocated the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse. Pittsburgh has always been a major center for parks, research infrastructure, libraries, a vibrantly diverse cultural district and the most bars per-capita in the U.S.
These legacies have earned Pittsburgh the title of America’s “most livable city” by numerousmist while inspiring National Geographic and Today to name the city a top world destination. Since 2004, the area has added over 3,000 hotel rooms with higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities.
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 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.
A nonprofit does 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.
One of the main benefits of running nonprofit organization is that these organizations have an opportunity to assist the community via funds and volunteer work. Because the organization is tax-exempt, it does not have to pay taxes on the money it raises.
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