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" 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.
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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