Long in the shadow of the ‘D’ of DFW, Fort Worth has emerged into the spotlight in a huge way.
“Fort Worth’s growth over the past decade has been tremendous – our population has grown by 25% since the 2010 census, and we’re now the 12th largest city in the country,” says Robert Sturns, Director of the City of Fort Worth’s Economic Development Department. “If this growth continues, Fort Worth is projected to have over 1 million residents by 2025.”
Location is a huge factor in that growth. Fort Worth is home to DFW Airport, Alliance and Meacham airports, as well as railways, which are anchored by companies such as BNSF. Major highways in and around the city also simplify travel around the Metroplex. Combined with the state’s pro-business approach and low cost of living, that makes Fort Worth a destination for major companies and the employees who work for them.
“With employers like American Airlines, Bell, Alcon, and many others – plus a thriving community of small businesses that are supported and celebrated by locals – there’s a lot of opportunity here,” Sturns says.
He adds with so much new talent flooding the market, the city is focused on supporting those individuals as they start their professional lives here. Click to read more at www.rednews.com.