About Fort Worth TX
Known as the City of Cowboys and Culture, Fort Worth is the 16th largest city by population, and yet one of the most underrated business destinations in the United States. Like Charleston, Fort Worth offers a small-town charm and walkable downtown, with big-city amenities and numerous quality restaurants, shopping, and other cultural attractions.
Fort Worth is a very accessible destination for the chemical industry:
- Within driving distance for many chemical companies based in the Greater Houston area, Central and North Texas, Oklahoma, and Northwest Louisiana.
- Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) airport is an easy 30-minute commute and offers 1,850 flights daily to 200+ nonstop US and international cities.
- Dallas Love Field (DAL) adds a second airport option and is Southwest Airlines headquarters, offering an additional 60+ daily non-stop destinations, with discounted fares.
Fort Worth is comprised of eight primary entertainment districts, each offering distinct dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural amenities. In only a few days you can enjoy a range of experiences: from NASCAR racing to rodeos, cowboy heritage to world-class museums, small town charm to big city conveniences.
Recently named the best downtown in the nation, Fort Worth’s city center buzzes day and night with people, energy and opportunity. It’s one of the cleanest, safest and most walkable urban areas you’ll find anywhere – the perfect place to soak up the excitement and friendly ambiance of Fort Worth.
The heart of downtown is Sundance Square, a 35-block shopping, dining, and entertainment district where charming, beautifully restored buildings stand alongside glittering skyscrapers. Fort Worth features more than 80 locally owned restaurants and bars scattered across the downtown area, for convenient business entertainment.
Fort Worth Fast Facts
- 16th largest city in U.S. (2016 Est. Population 854,113)
- The Most Underrated Cities in the United States (TravelPulse.com, 2017)
- #4 Best U.S. Destinations (Money, 2017 Best of Travel)
- #1 Best Downtowns (Livability.com, 2014)
- Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) = #1 Best Airport in North America, 40+ million passengers/yr.
(Airports Council Int’l ASQ Awards, 2016)
- #4 Best U.S. Zoo (USA Today, 2017 Readers’ Choice)
Fort Worth Fun Facts
- Stockyards National Historic District features Fort Worth's western heritage, including daily cattle drives, year-round rodeo and the world's largest honky-tonk.
- Cultural District contains five world-class museums, designed by renowned architects, in a walkable, landscaped area.
- Vibrant, walkable downtown features Sundance Square Plaza, restaurants, nightlife, Bass Performance Hall, corporate headquarters, green spaces and public art.
- One of America's Dozen Most Distinctive Destinations (National Trust for Historic Preservation).
- Home to contemporary western cuisine, innovative breweries and distilleries and the annual Fort Worth Food and Wine Festival.
- Home to many outdoor festivals and celebrations including Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival, Parade of Lights, Mayfest, Rockin’ the River and concerts on the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion.
- In 1909, the Fort Worth Zoo opened as the first zoo in Texas.
- Home to Texas Christian University, a national university and member of Big 12 Conference, and Texas A&M University School of Law
- Corporate headquarters for multinational corporations such as Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and American Airlines.
- 60 percent of America's paper money is printed at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth – one of only two locations in the U.S. that print money (Washington, D.C. being the other). Free 45-minute guided tours are available on weekdays.
- Fort Worth's Texas Motor Speedway is one of the largest racing facilities in the nation, with seating for nearly 155,000 spectators. It's home to the largest High-definition screen in the world (Big Hoss TV).