Associations USA: Florida

business operations Associations Now March/April 2015

Associations are everywhere. Here's a snapshot from the Sunshine State.


Total number of registered nonprofits in 2013

$2.5 billion2

Total revenue brought in by membership associations in 2010, the 12th highest in the U.S.


Total employment at membership associations as of July 2014

Who you'll find there:4

  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Pensacola)
  • American College of Physician Executives (Tampa)
  • American Accounting Association (Sarasota)
  • Gases and Welding Distributors Association (Doral)
  • American Culinary Federation (St. Augustine)
  • Cruise Lines International Association (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (Altamonte Springs)
  • American Welding Society (Miami)


  1. National Center for Charitable Statistics
  2. Association Form 990 (ASAE Foundation)
  3. Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Current Employment Statistics program
  4. Associations Yellow Book, Winter 2014