the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Councils mission is to serve our citizens and member governments by providing a forum to foster communication, coordination, and collaboration in identifying and addressing issues and needs regionally
The Port of Tampa is Florida’s largest seaport and handles nearly half of all sea-borne commerce that passes through the state. It is the 12th largest cargo port in the nation, and with several homeported passenger vessels, it has become a major cruise port.
the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit is the fifth largest trial court jurisdiction in Florida. Circuit boundaries are drawn according to county lines, with each of the twenty circuits in Florida consisting of one to seven counties
The Department of Health and Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal district courts in the nation. In FY 2000, over 8,200 civil and criminal cases were filed in Middle Florida. Over 7000 civil cases (ninth highest among all 94 district courts) and nearly 1,200 criminal cases (eleventh highest among all district courts) were filed during FY 2000. The Middle District also had the seventh highest number of criminal trials. In FY 2000, the district had the third highest number of criminal defendants charged with fraud related offenses among all district courts. The Middle District of Florida has been officially designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Enforcement Area (HIDTA) by the Department of Justice. The number of annual drug related criminal defendants in the district continues to rank in the top ten percent of all district courts.
Every day, every American comes in contact with a host of products regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), everything from the most common food ingredients to complex medical and surgical devices, lifesaving drugs, and radiation-emitting consumer and medical products. In fact, FDA-regulated products account for about 25 cents of every consumer dollar spent in the United States.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) keeps America informed. For nearly 140 years, GPO has produced and distributed Federal Government information products. Whether providing public access to Government information online, or producing and procuring printed publications, GPO combines conventional technology with state-of-the-art methods for supporting nearly all the information needs of the Congress, Federal agencies, and the American public.