Fort Worth Chamber
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
More than 5,000 individual employees in our member businesses participate in events, committees or leadership positions.
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.
Economic and Site Development
- Environmental Compliance
- Site Location Assistance
- Tax Credits
- Watershed Planning
Events and Community Building
- Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
- Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
- Pitch Events
- Startup Drinks
Import and Export Assistance
- Networking/Exploring Exporting
Internship Programs and Student Services
- Internship Program
- Student Marketing Projects
- Student Placement
- Student Research Projects
- Youth Entrepreneurship Education
Networking and Associations
- Demographically Based
- Geographically Based
- Home Based
- Industry Specific
- International Trade
- Small Business/General
Public Policy and Government Relations
- City Business Issues
- Small Business Policy
- State Business Issues
- Women’s Business Issues