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Economic Development

If you need a large talented labor pool, low cost of living, high quality of life, a business friendly environment and strong infrastructure — all with easy access to national and international markets — give us a call. If you are already part of our city, Fort Worth appreciates your investment in our community and we are here to help you grow and prosper.

Learn more about our Economic Development Plan.

Incentive Programs

Business Development Resources

A major component of the City of Fort Worth Economic Development Department is to identify resources and growth opportunities for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The Office of Small Business and Office of Business Diversity are divisions of the City of Fort Worth Economic Development department and help build upon that mission.

Office of Small Business

The Office of Small Business provides the framework to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs, create a robust pipeline of micro-enterprises and provide growth opportunities for established small businesses.

Office of Business Diversity

The Office of Business Diversity seeks to ensure that qualifying businesses receive the maximum possible opportunity in the city's procurement activities — directly or indirectly — through a City Council approved ordinance.

Contact

Economic Development Department
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-871-6021 (phone)
817-332-6465 (fax)

Office of Small Business
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-871-6021 (phone)
817-332-6465 (fax)

Office of Business Diversity
1150 South Freeway, Suite 144
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-871-6021 (phone)
817-332-6465 (fax)

Director:
Robert Sturns

News

Reports

Calendar

SBA 8(a) and HUBzone Certification Orientation: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.
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Building A Successful Sales Program Today: 8:30 a.m. March 2, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.
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Access to Capital + Pathways to Prosperity: 11:30 a.m. March 14, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.

City of Fort Worth Workshops: RFP, RFQ, ITB, A+B & Best Value Solicitations: 8 a.m. March 15, 2018; James Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.

Control Yourself - Understanding Internal Control's Role in Your Business: 11:30 a.m. March 15, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 S. Freeway.
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Understanding Minority, Women-Owned or Disadvantaged Business Certifications: 9 a.m. March 20, 2018; James E. Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway (Small Conference Room).

Breakfast at the BAC : 7:30 a.m. March 22, 2018; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus, Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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