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About Fort Worth

Fort Worth is located in north central Texas and is part of the Fort Worth Dallas metropolitan area. Fort Worth is the USA’s 16th largest city and home to acclaimed world-class opportunities for business, education, cultural pursuits and affordable living. Access to DFW International Airport and major transportation infrastructure put the world in easy reach.

The Fort Worth metropolitan area (PMSA) has a population of 7,103,000 and is composed of three counties: Tarrant, Johnson, and Parker. Barron’s rates Fort Worth as the most undervalued high-growth market. Carter Industrial Park is located in south Fort Worth, roughly 6 miles due south of downtown.

Transportation

Market access has been a key factor in attracting companies to Fort Worth. The need to move goods, material and people quickly and efficiently is a vital concern to most businesses. Fort Worth has proven itself successful in meeting these needs. Nearby airports provide daily flights for passengers, freight and cargo. With the city’s central location, flights from Fort Worth can reach any destination in the continental U.S. in four hours or less. A substantial rail network and extensive freeway system also connect points within and outside the city. The Dallas-Fort Worth region is home to major interstates I-20, I-30, I-45 and I-35, linking the United States to both Mexico and Canada. For businesses and their employees, the ability to access any location in Fort Worth in about 30 minutes or less makes it an ideal location to work and live.

  • Trucks can reach 41 million people within a one-day drive.  (View map of surrounding area.)

  • Many Carter Industrial Park sites are served by the Union Pacific Railroad, which maintains extensive operations in the city and offer good connections to the entire western United States.

  • Located halfway between Fort Worth and Dallas, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the world’s 4th busiest airport in North America offering 1,750 flights per day.  A truly world-class international hub, DFW International employs 305,000 full-time jobs with over 60,000 on-site employees.  From DFW International Airport, one can reach every major city in the continental United States within four hours.  More than 60 percent of all cargo in Texas is handled at DFW, which can reach more than 50 million consumers within 24 hours by truck.  An average of 653,000 tons of cargo passes through the airport each year. DFW currently has 12 air cargo carriers serving 14 global destinations in Latin America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.

  • Fort Worth Meacham International places corporate business and general aviation travelers together right in the heart of North Texas – the City of Fort Worth.  Meacham Airport is a general aviation facility established in 1925 and is located just five miles from downtown Fort Worth.  The airport offers three full-service FBOs, aircraft maintenance facilities, flight schools, ASOS, on-site rental car services and hotel facilities minutes away.

  • Fort Worth Spinks Airport, just south of the park, was developed in 1988 to serve the general and corporate aviation needs of southern Fort Worth, Tarrant County and Johnson County. The airport sits on 822 acres and offers a full-service FBO, multiple maintenance facilities, three flight schools, AWOS, car rental and hotels nearby.  An estimated $15 million in private hangar developments have been constructed since 2006.

Utilities

Carter Industrial Park is served by:

  • TXU Energy (Electric): (888) 399-5501

  • Atmos Energy (Gas): (877) 460-7067

  • AT&T: (800) 288-2020

  • City of Fort Worth: Water/Sewer (817) 392-4477

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Labor

Dallas/Fort Worth has added 1.2 million residents since 2000, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation.  The Metroplex’s nucleus of quality higher education institutions, a substantial active and retired military population and proactive partnerships between Fort Worth’s business and education communities further augment this talent pool.

Did you know:

  • As of 2016, 80.8% of Fort Worth residents have a high school degree or higher.

  • More than 850,000 individuals have a bachelor’s degree and nearly 400,000 have a graduate or professional degree.

  • More than half of Dallas/Fort Worth’s workforce aged 25 and over have at least some college education.

  • Dallas/Fort Worth has over 60 colleges and universities with a combined enrollment of more than 325,000 students

Incentives

Available space, cooperative agreements, and lucrative incentives make Fort Worth an ideal location for new business and expansion.  The City of Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Tarrant County, the State of Texas, Tarrant County College and Workforce Solutions work collaboratively to identify financial incentives to support businesses relocating or expanding in the Fort Worth area.

Taxes

Property taxes in Texas are assessed by cities, schools, counties, and special-purpose districts. Current property tax rates in Fort Worth, per $100 of assessed value:

  • City of Fort Worth: $0.805

  • Fort Worth Independent School District: $1.352

  • Tarrant County: $0.880989

  • Total: $3.037989

Note:
Carter Industrial Park qualifies for triple freeport status, which can mean significant tax savings.

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