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Fort Worth leaders visit Phoenix to gain insights on economic development

Posted Oct. 14, 2019

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A delegation of 50 Fort Worth community and business leaders is in Phoenix to observe the best practices of that city.

The visit was planned by the City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and Visit Fort Worth. The trip is an outgrowth of the three organizations’ strategic plans, which call for collaboration on economic development. The trip is sponsored in part by American Airlines.

The delegation is expected to generate ideas from Phoenix to address opportunities in Fort Worth related to economic prosperity. The focus will be on economic development strategies, talent development with universities and sport tourism, including:

  • How the economic development strategies of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce are impacting the region.
  • How Phoenix is developing youth and amateur sports tourism for economic impact and bringing families to the city.
  • How talent gaps are being solved by partnerships between higher education institutions and businesses.

Last year, a similar delegation visited Kansas City to study education, entrepreneurship and regional collaboration.

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