Goodwill contributes to the economic health of our community in three ways – the number of employees we have, the number of people we place into employment, and the capital investments we make in our stores. In each of these cases, the wages earned and resulting taxes paid contribute to the economy. Additionally, there is a ripple effect in indirect jobs created when the people we employ and the people we place in jobs consume goods and services and when the capital investment to build or remodel our stores creates jobs in construction and service industries.
Combining all these together, Goodwill-Suncoast’s economic impact – the dollars contributed back to our local communities by the work we do – was $213 million dollars in 2018.*
* Elliott D. Pollack & Company, Economic and Fiscal Impact Report, 2018