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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

Federal Contract Ready: 6 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Business Plan Competition - Finale: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24, 2019; Met Building, Unthsc Campus, 3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
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How to Improve Your Top Line Revenue: 9 a.m. Oct. 25, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Simple Steps to Starting Your Business - Presented in Spanish: 9 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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How to Write an Effective Business Plan - Presented in Spanish: noon Oct. 26, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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PeopleFund Healthy Food Finance Fund Open House: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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Breakfast at the BAC - Meet the Finalists: 7:30 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019; Fort Worth Business Assistance Center, 1150 South Freeway.
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DFW Business Opportunity Fair: 8 a.m. Nov. 15, 2019; E-Sport Stadium Arlington Expo Center, 1200 Ballpark Way.
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