I can not yet say or definitively conclude something that is recently becoming a greater concern to me: The seemingly lack of our civic institutions to prioritize Fort Worth's self interest. In the light of the unabashed and quick movement of a dozen North Texas cities so far who intend to reply to the Amazon RFP, it is alarming to me that the leadership in Fort Worth has been practically silent or has made Fort Worth reply to the A-RFP a regional reply.
From CBS11 -
Betsy Price, Fort Worth - "She [Price] says she is not surprised so many cities [North Texas] are competing for Amazon..."Why wouldn't they consider it? - the fourth busiest region in the nation..fourth largest metropolitan region behind Chicago...and one of the youngest metropolitan regions".
From Fort Worth Business Press -
Price said, "When the subject of expanding mass transit is addressed, it should be all of Tarrant County, and not just Fort Worth".
Does this sound like a Mayor of Fort Worth, Texas or a Mayor of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas?
I have a theory and will share it with you soon. But what do you think, is my concern justified?