Tampa Florida, located on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, is near the Gulf of Mexico.
For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The four-county area, composed of roughly 2.9 million residents, makes it the second largest metropolitan statistical area in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas.
Service, retail, finance, insurance, shipping by air and sea, national defense, professional sports, tourism, and real estate all play a vital role in the area’s economy. Many corporations, such as large banks and telecommunications companies, maintain regional offices in Tampa. WellCare, TECO Energy, and Raymond James Financial are among several fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the Tampa Area.
MacDill Air Force Base remains a major employer as the parent installation for over 15,000 active uniformed military, Department of Defense (DoD) civil service and DoD contractor personnel in the Tampa Bay area. A significant majority of the civil service and contractor personnel are, in fact, themselves retired career military personnel. In addition to the 6th Air Mobility Wing, which is “host wing” for the base, MacDill is also home to Headquarters, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), Headquarters, United States Special Operations command (USSOCOM), the 927th Air Refueling Wing, Headquarters, United States Marine Forces Central Command
USMARCENT), Headquarters, United States Special Operations Command Central (USSOCCENT), and numerous other military activities of the active and reserve components of the armed forces.
Downtown Tampa Florida is undergoing significant development and redevelopment in line with a general national trend toward urban residential development.
Tampa 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. Carlton & Company can help guide your nonprofit through a major gift or capital campaign. Contact us today.