The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has more than 2,000 member businesses in Tarrant County, Texas, and is the second-largest chamber in the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Through business-to-business marketing, informational events, business recruitment and retention, workforce development and government advocacy, the chamber’s mission is to ensure that Fort Worth, the 16th-largest city in the U.S., is a prime location in which to live, work and do business.
The chamber is funded through membership dues and other private investments, sponsorships, and event ticket or publication sales.
Recent chamber initiatives have included programs geared toward young professionals and businesswomen, global and regional business pitches, and legislative efforts that focus on critical livability issues such as education, air quality, water sources and transportation.
The chamber’s core business functions are to recruit and to retain business, work with educational institutions to provide a skilled, educated workforce, and to provide resources for their membership of business owners and employees.