Businesses in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth business leaders are hard pressed to list all the positives about running a company in this town, and they couldn’t be more pleased to have this difficulty.
Made For Success
Whether large or small, a natural gas company or a high-tech entrepreneurial startup, Fort Worth’s business climate is tailor made for success. The city is known for its legacy defense manufacturing facilities, including such corporations as Lockheed Martin and Bell Helicopter. It’s also the international headquarters for the likes of American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Pier 1 Imports and RadioShack. Want more? Justin Brands, FedEx, Ben E. Keith and Williamson-Dickie also have settled into Fort Worth and are growing their presence all the time. Matter of fact, the DFW Metroplex is now home to the fourth highest concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters in the United States.
Diverse Commercial Center
In addition to these major players, Fort Worth is also a commercial center for equally well-known players in health care, finance, telecommunications, education, tourism, retail trade and services, all of which combine to create a diversified local economy that not only is withstanding the current economic slowdown, but is poised to go full throttle as the national and international climates improve.
Sometimes those numbers are hard to measure, but the hard facts are that employment here is growing at the fourth strongest rate of the country’s top 25 largest metro areas, and Fort Worth has the third largest percentage increase in employment among metropolitan divisions.
Awards & Accolades
And this kind of success gets noticed: Fort Worth ranked No. 4 on NewGeography.com's 2012 list of Best Large Cities in the U.S. for Jobs, and Site Selection named the Fort Worth Chamber a Top 20 Economic Development Organization in the U.S. Site Selection also listed the DFW area as the fourth best market for corporate relocation and expansion.
Besides ranking third in the nation for adding proviate sector jobs in 2011, another contributor to these high profile recognitions is the city's central location and transportation system, which includes four area airports – DFW International, Alliance, Meacham and Spinks, which collectively serve more than 57 million travelers a year.
The city and its economic development officials are leveraging these assets by investing in both new development and infrastructure improvements to keep businesses moving into, and expanding within, the region. Nearly $6.5 billion in public and private funds have been invested in the 17,000-acre Alliance Airport and Alliance Corridor Industrial Area, creating more than 28,000 new jobs, and a host of other public and private projects are now underway to accommodate current and future growth.
Now add in a low tax structure and business-friendly climate that makes it easy to set up shop and expand, and it’s easy to see why Fort Worth is literally growing up, and out, in every direction.
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