While maintaining and taking pride in its frontier heritage, Fort Worth - or "the City of Cowboys and Culture" - also has a large and active modern economy. Its aeronautics industry is particularly significant, as the city is home to the head offices of both Bell Helicopter and the Fortune 500 corporation American Airlines Group, and Lockheed Martin employs 13,500 in the area. Other major employers in the city include the navy, the school district, the local government, and Texas Health Resources. The Swiss medical company Alcon has its US head office in Fort Worth, contributing to the city’s health sector.
Fort Worth complements its business activities with cultural and tourist attractions, including a range of art museums, the renowned Fort Worth Zoo, a symphony orchestra, a botanic garden, and one of the country's oldest indoor rodeos.
Offering 253,226 square feet of exhibit space, the Fort Worth Convention Center helps the city earn its ranking as the 29th best meeting place in the entire US. Other venues in the city which are suited to corporate events include the Will Rogers Memorial Center, the Cowtown Coliseum, and the American Airlines Training and Conference Center.
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Office Space and Business Services
Ranking 24th on Forbes' 2014 list of the Best Places for Business and Careers, Fort Worth has a vibrant economy and no shortage of business facilities and services. A variety of incentive programs for businesses in the area can be found at http://fortworthtexas.gov/hed/business/, and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce can offer further support and assistance. You can find available office space for rent here.
Those flying into Fort Worth can choose from the Alliance Airport, Meacham International Airport, and Spinks Airport, all within city limits, or they could use the nearby Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Trinity Rail Express runs the 34 miles from downtown Fort Worth to downtown Dallas, with stops in the suburbs between the two, and it is accessible from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by bus.
Other ways to get to the city include two Amtrak routes and several highways, and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority provides a bus service for travel within the city.
Useful Information and Services
Official Site: Forth Worth Meeting Facilities
Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
Fort Worth Chamber
Forth Worth Business Centers & Services