To provide the stage for open discussion on economic development for the Tampa Bay/St Pete area, neighboring counties and Florida. Ensure facilitation of trade expansion with Latin America by expanding flight routes, port utilization, and business development ensuring investment with local businesses.
Course of Action also exists to support the victims of natural disasters throughout the recovery process. We collaborate with local, state, and federal governments to develop and execute logistical plans to help deliver critical supplies during disaster relief by meeting the basic needs, and distributing community in-kind donations to help victims rebuild their lives.
Mission and Goals
To provide the stage for open discussion on economic development for the Tampa Bay/St Pete area, neighboring counties, and Florida. Ensure facilitation of trade expansion with Latin America by expanding flight routes, port utilization, and business development, ensuring investment with local businesses.
Founded in 2013, Course of Action Foundation is a non-partisan, Federal 501 C3 non-profit, tax exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Directors, dedicated to research, education, as well as provide a forum to energize economic growth ideas for Tampa, Florida’s west coast and Florida.
It is a think tank focused on promoting effective, proven economic ideas advocating for a robust development of the Business community based on free enterprise, limited government, and appeal to the keeping our country at the vanguard of business initiatives and development.
We believe in conservative economic principles worth preserving and championed. Our vision is to maximize the economic growth potential of Florida’s west coast by primarily reaching out to largely ignored markets and investors in Latin America and beyond. As economic visionaries, our proposed discussion venues and proposals will be strong and committed to positively reflect our creative and natural opportunities such as maximizing the ports, airports, real estate, medical, military, and any other potential foundation for economic growth. Our vision is to move forward economically, creating a haven of opportunity for businesses looking for an area for expansion in line with American freedom and prosperity.
Course of Action Foundation pursues this by addressing policies to our audience within the business community, chambers of commerce, elected officials, news media, and the academic and policy communities.
Course of Action Foundation relies on the private financial support of the general public-individuals, foundations, and corporations- for its income, and do not accept government funds or private contract work.
Course of Action is a Veteran owned organization and also known in Tampa for their support to children’s education and helping others in need during natural disasters. Course of Action operated the largest hurricane collection point in Central Florida, shipping more than 3 million lbs. Of supplies via military planes and shipping containers to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
More recently they participated in the coordination and funding for shipping more than 250,000 bottles of water to the victims of Hurricane Michael in North Florida, shipped over 63 pallets of critical food, to feed over 1.5 million Venezuelan families in Colombia and over 50K lbs. of supplies (20 pallets) of critical supplies to help the victims of hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Course of Action Stewardship:
The Course of Action Foundation is committed to strict stewardship to ensure public and private donations are allocated and spent directly to promote Tampa trade, children education programs and humanitarian relief activities to help our community in times of natural disasters. Minimum overhead will be applied for managing the day to day operations and administrative costs of the foundation.