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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

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

News

Reports

Calendar

City of Fort Worth Workshops - RFP, RFQ, ITB and Best Value Solicitations: 8:30 a.m. April 4, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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How to Start A Food Truck and Mobile Catering Business: 8:15 a.m. April 6, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Everything You Need to Start A Business: 9 a.m. April 6, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Certification Training for Minority, Women, Small, or Disadvantaged-Owned Business Enterprises and Other Federal Certifications: 6 p.m. April 9, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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The Essentials of Your Business Plan: 8:30 a.m. April 10, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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How to Break the Rules and Win at Sales: 11:30 a.m. April 10, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Informational Forum for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises: 11:30 a.m. April 11, 2019; James E. Guinn Entrepreneurial Campus - Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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How to Form an LLC or Corporation in One Day in Texas: 6:45 p.m. April 23, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Quickbooks Online: 8:30 a.m. April 25, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Financial Statements Basic for Small Businesses: 11:30 a.m. April 25, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Building Out a Successful Sales Program in 2019: 9 a.m. April 26, 2019; Score Conference Room At The Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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