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Business Retention & Expansion Committee

Commitment Form

The Fort Worth Chamber Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) committee is designed to assist local businesses thrive & expand in Fort Worth. While attracting businesses from outside the community & encouraging new business start-ups are important components of any economic development strategy, research shows that up to 80% of new jobs are created by existing businesses.

 

OVERALL STRATEGIES INCLUDE:

  1. Building relationships with business owners and/or plant managers of Fort Worth employers
  2. Regularly collecting company & industry data
  3. Analyzing & tracking collected data to identify and address challenges
  4. Identifying opportunities to grow businesses in Fort Worth

 

THROUGH THE COMMITTEE'S EFFORTS, WE HOPE TO:

  1. Demonstrate the FWC's appreciation of existing businesses’ contribution to the local economy
  2. Encourage expansion that leads to sustainable job growth
  3. Assist existing businesses in problem solving to address challenges
  4. Increase awareness of Fort Worth business resources
  5. Develop collaborative relationships for participating in comprehensive long-range BR&E activities
  6. Build community capacity & cooperation to sustain growth & development activities
  7. Provide information & understanding to community leaders on strengths & weaknesses of business climate
  8. Deliver value to Fort Worth businesses

 

As a committee member, I commit to:

  1. Attend 70% of the monthly BR&E meetings (1.5-hour meetings)
  2. Conduct five monthly BR&E conversations or more & submit feedback
  3. Sign the volunteer confidentiality form
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