There used to be a separate Fort Worth-Arlington MSA. I remember a lively discussion on this forum when the OMB proposed the change.
Fort Worth has the residential stuff locked up - We just need to attract more white collar employers (or another Lockeed Martin) downtown or west that actually is a vested member of the Fort Worth community (unlike AA).
Secondary, we need to stop being timid with pro sports and aggressively pursue all options as they are the best marketing - i.e. "Fort Worth Motor Speedway", "Fort Worth 500", "Fort Worth Open", "Fort Worth Stars"? If you are going to support the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars then they should not be allowed to take you for granted.