The Hoosier State is best known for its beautiful stretches of farmland and the Indianapolis 500 auto race, but agriculture and automobiles aren’t the only things driving the state’s economy. Indiana is home to a bustling nonprofit sector that consists of 33,000 nonprofits, employs over 230,000 Hoosiers, and generates $45.7 billion in annual revenues (Independent Sector).
Kansas—also known as The Sunflower State—is located in the heart of the United States and is exactly the same distance from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans! Because of its central location, Kansas has become an increasingly important distribution hub and also boasts a significant aerospace and agricultural sector.
Massachusetts is one of a handful of states organized as
The Bluegrass State is known for many things: the Kentucky Derby, the Cumberland Gap, bourbon whiskey, and beautiful mountainous countryside. Natural wonders abound: Mammoth Cave is the world’s longest known cave system and Kentucky has more navigable miles of river than any state in the continental United States, which is remarkable considering it is 37th in size.
Idaho is known to be the “gem” of the West, and its booming nonprofit sector certainly adds to the state’s wonder. Employing 8.4% of the workforce and generating over $5 billion in annual revenues (Independent Sector), nonprofits are essential to Idaho’s advancing solutions to statewide challenge and contributing to the vibrancy of the state’s communities.
Minnesota is perhaps best known for its largest metropolitan area, the “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Built around the Mississippi, Minnesota, and St. Croix Rivers, the Twin Cities is home to the Mall of America, the birthplace of the late, great artist Prince, and serve as the headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies, including Target, Best Buy, and General Mills (Mental Floss).
Home to the faces of 4 American presidents on Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota has a lot to offer the nonprofit sphere. This extensive land is covered by 1.2 million acres of the Black Hills National Forest, which is considered a nonprofit organization (blackhillsbadlands.com). With around 14 million visitors per year, South Dakota is a great place for nonprofits to thrive (travelsouthdakota.com).
The nonprofit sector in The Constitution State is one of the most robust in the nation. Employing nearly 14% of the state’s workforce and generating $37 billion in revenue annually (Independent Sector), Connecticut nonprofits are integral in remedying the state’s most complex problems while simultaneously stimulating the economy.
The quaint small towns and beautiful expanses of wilderness in New Hampshire endear this state in the hearts of many. New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest is not only popular for its winter sports scene, but also for containing part of the Appalachian Trail and a vast array of wildlife such as black bears, moose, and elk.
Montana is home to a beautiful, diverse terrain ranging from the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains. Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are just the beginning of the beauty of this state- Montana’s snow-capped peaks, crystal lakes, and open plains make it a wonderful place to visit and call home.