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About the Chamber

Vision & Mission

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all.

Our mission is to bring the Fort Worth region together to identify issues, solve problems and help align resources, resulting in a stronger business climate and greater economic prosperity for all.

The Chamber is the premier business association in Tarrant County and one of the largest in North Texas. We are a 501(c) 6 non-profit organization funded through membership dues, private investments, sponsorships, and event ticket and publication sales.

The Fort Worth Chamber’s core pillars are:

  • Business retention, expansion and attraction
  • Talent development, retention and attraction
  • Small Business and Entrepreneur support
  • Advocacy

More than 5,000 individual employees in our member businesses participate in events, committees or leadership positions.

History

In 1882, a group of businessmen gathered to discuss the promotion of business development and the interests of the local business community. What began as the Fort Worth Board of Trade then eventually became the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce.

In the early days, efforts included bringing the Texas & Pacific and the Santa Fe railroads to town. In 1896, the Chamber sponsored the first Southwestern Exposition and Fat Stock Show, still one of the city's biggest attractions.

Over the past century, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has had a hand in just about every major business development to occur in the city. From attracting meat packing companies in the early days to persuading TCU to relocate here, to organizing trade missions to China and Australia in recent years, the Chamber’s diligent and steadfast mission continues. Known as the city where the west begins, Fort Worth melds its rich western heritage with innovation, technology, modern cultural amenities and progressive leadership to make it an ideal location to live and work.

See Fort Worth's premier tourism attractions here. If you're bringing a convention to town, contact the  Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Click here to view the 2016-17 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report  

For more information about the Fort Worth Chamber, call (817) 336-2491.