Strengthening community ties

We are creating greater value of Chamber membership by merging our economic development activities with traditional Chamber Membership services. This will be accomplished through our Area Councils.
These Councils, which represent the five geographic areas of the Fort Worth region, will not only be used for business retention and expansion efforts, but they will also be leveraged for lead generation, mentoring and on-demand business assistance for members.
Central
East
North
South
West
The Central Area of downtown Fort Worth is a bustling center of financial, retail, and professional service businesses. Redevelopment of downtown Fort Worth in a modern style that is sensitive to preserving our heritage has become a model for cities nationwide. Some of Tarrant County’s major employers reside in the Central area, as well as government offices, transportation hubs, and a host of urban residential options. Fort Worth's downtown has been named the #1 downtown in the USA by Livability.com.
Frost Tower courtesy Stream Realty
The East Area of the city boasts a combination of historic roadways, business districts, and neighborhoods, along with new shopping centers and residential areas cropping up between Fort Worth and Arlington in the past 15 years. With easy access to Interstate 30 and Loop 820, it is the gateway from Dallas into Tarrant County. Texas Wesleyan University and East Lancaster corridor are part of the area’s rich history, and revitalization of Lancaster through the Main Street Project will continue to provide cultural vibrancy and economic opportunities. This prominent area includes Alcon, Coors Distribution plant, the Meals on Wheels Home Office, and Fort Woof Dog Park within Gateway Park. The East Area extends all the way to the Centreport business park near DFW Airport.
The North Area is growing and developing at a fast pace. From the historic Stockyards area to Alliance Texas and Texas Motor Speedway, the I-35 corridor has seen several business parks, hotels, and new neighborhoods spring up on the vast real estate available. It is also home to Meacham International Airport, intermodal terminals and, to the northwest, Eagle Mountain Lake. Transportation and workforce development are the two primary issues identified by the North Area Council (NAC) board.
The South Area – where historic, stately structures remain and businesses churn – is home to an eclectic, multi-cultural population and an equally diverse business community. It includes the thriving hospital district and the nationally renowned Fort Worth Zoo, along with several manufacturing and distribution facilities along the I-35 corridor. During the past decade, the near south area has seen a strong revitalization of mixed housing, commercial, and industrial property. The South Area also features Hulen Mall and Mira Vista golf course and neighborhood. Prestiguous private school educations are available here, at institutions such as Country Day and Trinity Valley. Finally, with Texas Christian University. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Tarrant County College South Campus, it is a hotbed of higher education offerings.
The West Area of Tarrant County includes exclusive homes and neighborhoods and is home to many of the city founders’ descendants. It is home to Fort Worth’s Cultural District with some of the nation’s top art museums, such as the Kimbell, the Modern and the Amon Carter, as well as the popular Museum of Science and History. The Will Rogers Memorial Center and Casa Mañana Theatre are also tourist attractions, all positioned at the east end of historic Camp Bowie Boulevard, which stretches to the outer west side. With Lockheed Martin and the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, the west side has long been the defense stronghold of Tarrant County. Suburbanites enjoy Lake Worth and Benbrook Lake with much room to grow toward Aledo and Weatherford.
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