Why is this important?
For the purpose of this measure, small businesses are defined as those with less than 500 employees per the Small Business Administrations Office of Advocacy guidelines. Through an evaluation of the entire small business ecosystem, Fort Worth will be able to create a more efficient and effective continuum of service that fosters economic inclusion.
The number of small businesses in our community consistently makes up over 90 percent of all businesses in the City of Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC) is a one stop resource that helps entrepreneurs start, grow, and develop their business by creating and delivering workshops, programs, and events for emerging and established small businesses, expanding the city’s tax base and creating jobs.