Fort Worth is using its Amazon HQ2 bid to go after 60 other projects

Dallas News | December 1, 2018 | Maria Halkias - "Fort Worth city officials are using their Amazon HQ2 package to court at least 60 other "potential projects" of various sizes...The city highlighted to Amazon - and now to others - Fort Worth's "access to abundant and diverse talent, STEM education efforts and university partners, effortless logistics and multi-model travel, and a community spirit that defies expectations.""

Bullish On Fort Worth: 4 Things To Watch In Cowtown

Bisnow | October 17, 2018 | Kerry Curry - "When XTO Energy...dusted off its boots and left Cowtown for Houston, the blow was expected to be devastating for a city known for its storied oil history...Still, even with the shock of losing a beloved corporation, Fort Worth is holding its own, and several of its commercial real estate sectors are thriving thanks to a strong jobs market, a diversified economy and a growing city with a business-friendly climate. A new ranking by WalletHub named Fort Worth the nation's sixth-fastest-growing large city in the United States. The city's multifamily and retail sectors are particularly hot with high occupancies and plenty of new developments either opening or on the way."

DFW gains a whopping 146,000 residents in 2017 to lead the nation

Star-Telegram | March 22, 2018 | Bill Hanna - "The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area's 146,000-resident jump in 2017 was the most of any metro area in the United States...Overall, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington ranked fourth, with 7,399,662 residents, behind only the New York, Chicago and Los Angeles metro areas and ahead of Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, which ranked fifth."

Construction to start on new financial hub for Mercedes-Benz

Dallas Business Journal | February 26, 2018 | Candace Carlisle - "The new 200,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility will help Mercedes-Benz keep its financial services center, as well as roughly 900 jobs, both direct and indirect employees, in Fort Worth's AllianceTexas master-planned, mixed-use development." The building of this new facility will provide jobs for both current and potential employees, bringing more people into the Fort Worth area.

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