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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.

Incentive Programs

Business Development Resources

Business Assistance Center

The Fort Worth Business Assistance Center (BAC) is a one-stop shop for small business, dedicated to providing small business owners with the tools they need to be successful. The BAC assists you on topics ranging from how to start a business, writing a business plan to becoming minority certified. Free one-on-one business counseling is available for all clients.

Tech Fort Worth

TECH Fort Worth encourages the development of the technology business community by helping regional entrepreneurs commercialize innovative technology. TECH Fort Worth identifies entrepreneurs and startup companies with technologies that have a high potential for success in the marketplace and match resources of the community with the passion of entrepreneurs. TECH Fort Worth is the resource that will push entrepreneurs toward success.


IDEA Works FW, a mixed-industry incubator, is a public-private partnership with the City of Fort Worth and the BAC Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. IDEA Works FW is designed to meet the following objectives; Job creation, Entrepreneurial development, Strengthening Fort Worth’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and Innovation driven operations.


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.