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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.

Fort Worth Business Plan Competition

The Fort Worth Business Plan Competition is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Fort Worth so unique. By the end of the competition, participants will have the tools, the strategy, and the mindset to grow their seed of an idea into a flourishing business. It also anchors their roots in a passionate, supportive community of like-minded individuals, mentors, and movers-and-shakers, all well-versed in the area's business ecosystem and all committed to helping these small businesses grow to their fullest potential.

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

Strategic Development & Revitalization
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-6021 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Small Business
1150 South Freeway, Suite 106
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2622 (phone)
817-392-6031 (fax)

Office of Business Diversity
1150 South Freeway, Suite 144
Fort Worth, TX 76104
817-392-2674 (phone)
817-392-2681 (fax)

Director:
Robert Sturns

Additional partner contact information

News

Reports

Calendar

Global Entrepreneurship Week: Kickoff Celebration: 6 p.m. Nov. 14, 2019; Ireb Garden And Lobby, 3430 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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Building Out a Successful Sales Program: 9 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Small Business Workshop: 10 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019; Shamblee Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 1062 Evans Ave.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Oval Table Series - A Small Business Discussion with the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce: 3 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019; Fort Worth Chamber Of Commerce, 777 Taylor St, Suite 900.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: FuseFW: 6 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Start-Up Series with John Adams of Mucinex: 6 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019; Met Building At Unt Health Science Center, 1000 Montgomery Ave.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Business Research at the Library: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18, 2019; Southwest Regional Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 4001 Library Lane.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: The State of Entrepreneurship in Fort Worth: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Museum Of Science And History, 1600 Gendy St.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Made in the USA - Easier and Cheaper Than You Think: 3 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019; Commongrounds Workplace, 702 Houston St.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Manufacturing in Vietnam: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Growing Your Small Business With PeopleFund: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19, 2019; Shamblee Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 1062 Evans Ave.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Small Business Workshop: 10 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Central Branch, Fort Worth Public Library, 500 West 3rd St.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Education and Entrepreneurship - The Roles Have Changed: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Jack Morton Business Accelerator, 3114 East Rosedale St.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Foodie Fest at Texas Wesleyan: 2 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Martin University Center, Texas Wesleyan University, 3165 East Rosedale.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: TechFW Connect The Dots - World of Entrepreneurs: 5:15 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Unt Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Igniting Urban Cores - Developing an Entpreneurial Ethos: 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20, 2019; Texas Wesleyan University Martin Center, 3165 East Rosedale.
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Breakfast at the BAC - How to Hire, Get Hired: 7:30 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Beyond a Marketing Presentation: 8 a.m. Nov. 21, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Global Entrepreneurship Week: Sustainability in Healthcare - Global, Regional and Campus Perspectives: noon Nov. 21, 2019; Center For Biohealth, 3432 Camp Bowie Blvd.
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