Fort Worth’s economic development situation could be boiled down to one phrase: “good news, but . . .” On the positive side, the west side of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is experiencing robust development and growth. The American Airlines headquarters expansion, the Facebook’s data center and various retail, office and residential projects taking place throughout the metro have all made headlines.
However, misperceptions persist about Fort Worth as being little more than a shadow of Dallas, something that Robert Sturns is trying to combat. Sturns, who is the city of Fort Worth’s Economic Development director, discussed some of the issues facing the metro, as well as the recently released “Economic Development Strategic Plan” at the April 3 Fort Worth BOMA meeting.
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