Business and Professional Programs
The business world lives up to the name.
One of Fort Worth Sister Cities’ most important goals is growing our community’s business environment. To help achieve that, we partner with powerful organizations with similar goals, including: city groups like the City of Fort Worth Economic Development department, the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, as well as prominent international businesses such as DFW International Airport, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Alcon Laboratories, Bell Helicopter, Hillwood, BNSF Railway, American Airlines and many others.
Our partners in higher learning – such as Texas Christian University, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of North Texas, Texas Wesleyan University, University of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant County College – exemplify our commitment to international business development, knowledge and expertise. We create lasting relationships throughout the world to connect area business leaders with our global partners.
Economic development is important criteria for the selection of our Sister Cities. The selection of our newest Sister City in China was made with this in mind, and resulted in several representatives from Fort Worth participating in an economic forum in Nanjing, China. This forum also provided networking and personal-meetings opportunities that have paved the way for the development of future business links.
Other examples of our business and professional programs include a successful trade mission to Toluca, Mexico, in 2006 and the formation of the Young Professionals Business Mentorship program, which was started in 2012 between Fort Worth and Nagaoka, Japan, to provide participants an opportunity to learn how to work in an international environment.