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#501 PeopleAreStrange

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

Something refreshing. 

 

MSNBC on air interview with Congressman Veasey takes place with the Downtown Skyline in the background as viewed from the West Fork Trinity River @ Northside Drive.

 

Like I said, refreshing.

 

Was the Fort Worth skyline identified as Fort Worth on air?


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

I was late to the interview and did not hear the interviewer indentify the interviewee.  It was Congressman Veasey, 33rd District, Fort Worth, Texas.  I instantly recognized the skyline.  Also, during the broadcast of the TCU-Kansas Football Game last night, FOX show a shot toward Downtown along W 7th Street that included a purple bathe bridge and Burnett Tower brilliantly outlined in white lights.  FOX remarked upon how beautiful the city looked at the time.

 

MSNBC and FOX in one day.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

ESPN briefly showed the Fort Worth skyline during a race at TMS several years ago.

 

Well that's a shock. ESPN is notorious for showing and saying "Dallas" when they're really here. 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

ESPN briefly showed the Fort Worth skyline during a race at TMS several years ago.

 
Well that's a shock. ESPN is notorious for showing and saying "Dallas" when they're really here.

I think TCU’s success over the past decade as well as ESPN’s continual decision to broadcast from Sundance Square during major sporting events has done a lot for helping FW become more recognizable nationwide.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Lets see what ESPN does with a primetime game between TCU and texas in a few weeks on its channel.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Lets see what ESPN does with a primetime game between TCU and texas in a few weeks on its channel.

 

ESPN has led all national networks in coverage of Fort Worth.  First, anchoring its Superbowl coverage from Sundance Square and making repeated appearance from there.



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

Somebody like us. 

https://twitter.com/...985874580312065



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

Somebody like us. 
https://twitter.com/...985874580312065


And for all those who think that Fort Worth doesn’t get any recognition hopefully this will change your minds about that notion. Also, can anyone guess what city is not on any of those list, but it is on the “Unfriendliest Cities” list? I will give you one guess.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

It's nice that Travel and Leisure included us on a few positive lists. However, that doesn't mean we no longer have an image a problem.

 

Too many other national media outlets treat Fort Worth as an extension of Dallas. As a result, many Americans don't recognize Fort Worth as a metro anchor.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  We are a growing city but most of the large businesses are controlled outside the city, and they have no real desire to help out.  That may be the reason that the Colonial Golf tournament is on shaky ground.  

 

As many of you have stated in this forum, our city must do everything it can to attract corporate headquarters to this city.  Otherwise expect more of the same.



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  We are a growing city but most of the large businesses are controlled outside the city, and they have no real desire to help out.....

 

 I would suggest that large businesses only support the arts, charities, schools, etc not because of an overriding desire to be a community supporter; but because of the tax benefits accruing from charitable deductions.   These national and global companies will contribute to many communities to maximize deductions.

 

I am not saying that corporate contributions are not critical; I am saying that Mr. Kennedy may be over simplifying the issue.  Corporations will locate in Fort Worth for the tax benefits for it being a low taxing jurisdiction and for it being a jurisdiction that has been shown to offer lucrative and attractive incentives.

 

The public must be the leading supporter of arts, schools, etc;  The public is quicker to support professional sports purchasing billions of dollars of sports related items.  The arts should have more "open house and free" events to promote how important they are to the City which may garner more public financing.
 



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  ... That may be the reason that the Colonial Golf tournament is on shaky ground.  
 


None of the tournament title sponsors have been based in Fort Worth.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:15 PM

Fort Worth releases latest  Economic Development Plan (EDP).   City spends somewhere near $300k to produce what we, or some of us at least,  here on the Forum having been commenting about for sometime. <_<

 

Its a fat 400 page report on how the City can distinguish itself among its national peers; and more pressing, how it can distinguish itself among it regional peers.   There are some hot buttons in my opinion, among them:

 

(1) admitting that relying on the "major regional chamber" approach has been more problematic for the identity of the City than beneficial; and

 

(2) my favorite peeve - DFW Airport is generally viewed as being "Dallas Intl Airport" :mad:  and which leads me to wanting to pull out what hair remains on my head.  For Fort Worth to decouple itself from its debilitating regional hegemony, its has to establish its own self-identifiable airport.  Fort Worth must be seen as a single destination and not a regional destination or it will continue to be an after thought in the mind of national and international businesses. 

 

The City spends up to $300,000 to

 

Here is the link to the FWBP article and there is also a link to the full report.

 

http://www.fortworth...77dcdbd0ec.html



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 02:06 PM

Fort Worth releases latest  Economic Development Plan (EDP).   City spends somewhere near $300k to produce what we, or some of us at least,  here on the Forum having been commenting about for sometime. <_<

 

Its a fat 400 page report on how the City can distinguish itself among its national peers; and more pressing, how it can distinguish itself among it regional peers.   There are some hot buttons in my opinion, among them:

 

(1) admitting that relying on the "major regional chamber" approach has been more problematic for the identity of the City than beneficial; and

 

(2) my favorite peeve - DFW Airport is generally viewed as being "Dallas Intl Airport" :mad:  and which leads me to wanting to pull out what hair remains on my head.  For Fort Worth to decouple itself from its debilitating regional hegemony, its has to establish its own self-identifiable airport.  Fort Worth must be seen as a single destination and not a regional destination or it will continue to be an after thought in the mind of national and international businesses. 

 

The City spends up to $300,000 to

 

Here is the link to the FWBP article and there is also a link to the full report.

 

http://www.fortworth...77dcdbd0ec.html

 

Hear hear. Wow I had just mentioned about the lopsided problem about where the number of fortune 500 companies and firms are based in the Fort Worth Dallas area about a month ago. AND OTHERS here have expressed in the FWF over the years. And indeed we just had a lengthy discussion here in the FWF about  " regionalism "  



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 03:43 PM

Who knows- now that we've spent $300,000 on the report :o, maybe we will actually take it seriously.

 

It's amazing people still don't get that if we do things with Dallas, they will get most of the credit and we will get little (if any).

 

Aside from DFW Airport and commuting infrastructure, Fort Worth needs to start doing things (like recruit companies) separately from Dallas.

 

That said, we aren't entirely to blame for our image issues. It's the Census who decided to combine our metros areas, and national TV networks who show the Dallas skyline when an event or story takes place here.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 01:46 PM

I, too, was glad to see the City Council thinking positively about Fort Worth's future economic development.  Particularly so, when I read the closing sentence of the FWBP article:  ...the fact that there are 160 Inc. 5000 firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area across a range of industries. Sixty of those are in Dallas and 11 are based in Fort Worth. Plano, Addison and Irving have more than Fort Worth.  ​This means Fort Worth has a lot of catching up with area communities.

 

One bright side to our city's future toward meeting this goal is the fact that we are developing a strong educational infrastructure.  In the not-too-distant future, FW will be known as the home of the new Tarleton State University campus.  The new campus joins the ever-expanding campuses of TCU, TWU, the North Texas Health Sciences Center, and the UT Arlington annex, not failing to mention the TCC campuses. 



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Posted 07 January 2018 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 09:11 AM

This latest piece about Fort Worth's image is in Bud Kennedy's Column in the Star-Telegram.  A lot of different points are made here, but I think he was emphasizing our city's undeniable link to all things DFW and a divorce will never happen.  It's an insightful column and I can't fault Mr. Kennedy for his opinions here (though he failed to mention the new Tarleton State University campus in his segment on higher education).

 

The one main caveat from my long-range perspective:  Over the next 20-30 years the areas west of Fort Worth will be growing considerably, based on current population and economic development trends.  At what point in time will Weatherford be joining the DFW metroplex (I don't think it's there yet, anyone disagree?)?  At what point in time will the Fort Worth metropolitan area be so large in population that the Census Bureau decides to make it its own SMSA?  A regional perspective, in my view, works when the overall area is small enough to be recognized as a region, both in public perception and in COG planning.  

 

http://www.star-tele...e194550804.html



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

The U.S. Census classifies Weatherford (Parker County) as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (and the Fort Worth metro division).

 

https://www2.census....bsa_us_0715.pdf


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