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Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Sets Its Sights on Growth, Innovation

New Chamber CEO Brandom Gengelbach is doing business differently


FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#economicdevelopment--Fort Worth, Texas, one of the five fastest-growing cities in the United States, continues to attract new business, even as 2020 takes its toll across the country. Brandom Gengelbach, new CEO at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, aims to shine a bright light on the city’s future.

“Business leaders around the country tell me how they feel hamstrung in high tax states,” Gengelbach said. “While having a tax-friendly business environment helps, we’re seeing unprecedented growth in Fort Worth due to our cohesive, supportive government infrastructure, an overwhelmingly affable environment, a career-ready talent pool, ample transportation opportunities, and a favorable cost of living.”

Fort Worth added over 50,000 jobs in the past year, including highly-skilled positions in biotechnology, aviation and transportation automation and healthcare. Businesses like Linear Labs, M2G Ventures and Bell Helicopter chose to grow in Fort Worth, and their leaders are enthusiastic about the upshot of that decision.

“Fort Worth embraces innovation in all forms,” says Linear Labs’ co-founder and chief executive officer Brad Hunstable. “In doing business here, new ideas are welcomed, and informed key collaborations allow businesses to flourish. Fort Worth has embraced our big dreams and plans, and we’re excited about being a part of the next tech innovation hub right here.”

Gengelbach took the reins as the Fort Worth Chamber’s leader this summer and said he’s proud of Fort Worth’s ‘where the West begins’ roots and charm. He also said it’s important for people to know of the aggressive and business-friendly environment of the city.

Fort Worth Mayor Besty Price said the facts speak for themselves.

“Fort Worth ranks among the top 15 cities for young professionals, is considered among the best places to raise a family, and is among the very best places for first-time home buyers,” Mayor Price said. “Culture lovers delight in our local attractions - like the Kimbell Art Museum and Modern Art Museum. Nature lovers enjoy days out at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden or exploring the striking Trinity Trails, all complemented by top restaurants and dynamic entertainment.”

Fort Worth boasts a small-town feel with big-city perks, with a surprisingly low cost of living.

Gengelbach hopes to bring further energy, vision, and a collaborative approach to ongoing development, enhancement and growth of the area’s economy.

Hear more at the Fort Worth Chamber’s 138th annual meeting September 29, 2020, online for free. Guest registration: fortworthchamber.com.

About the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest chambers in North Texas. Through its core functions of business attraction and retention, talent development, small business and entrepreneur support, and government advocacy, the Chamber’s vision is to drive the Fort Worth region to be the most thriving, inviting community for all. Contact (817) 336-2491 or http://www.fortworthchamber.com/.


Contacts

Sammie Rodriguez
srodriguez@fortworthchamber.com