Positive results, in Fort Worth and beyond.
From boosting the local economy to expanding our cultural horizons, the results of what we do are deeply felt at home and abroad. Our volunteers, city officials and staff spend countless hours building relationships with our Sister Cities to develop professional exchanges that provide opportunities for trading best practices with our Sister Cities in fields of medicine, engineering, city management, education and more.
Sister Cities programs provide significant economic and cultural benefits to the City of Fort Worth, including:
- Annual economic impact of more than $14 million
- 500 visitors annually for cultural and educational exchanges
- 15,000 days spent in Fort Worth by visitors each year due to exchanges
- Over $130,000 awarded in educational scholarships annually
In 2016, we organized:
- 22 inbound exchanges
- 18 outbound exchanges
- 442 Inbound and outbound delegates
- 129 local programs
Download our most recent Annual Report for more information, including financial statements and revenue breakdowns.
“Fort Worth Sister Cities plays a vital role in the vitality of our community. The interactions we are able to participate in as a result of the organization’s work provide a common platform for representatives from different parts of the world to discuss issues from both a cultural and economic standpoint. As Fort Worth continues to expand its international presence, these types of relationships will be extremely important.” – Robert Sturns, Economic Development Director, City of Fort Worth