Ask the editor: How does Fort Worth rank for startups?

Fort Worth ranks higher than Dallas and Arlington for startups in a recent report by Commercial Cafe.

Fort Worth ranks higher than Dallas and Arlington for startups in a recent report by Commercial Cafe.

The city of Fort Worth ranked higher than Dallas on a list published June 19 of the top 20 cities for startup businesses. Fort Worth landed 12th on the ranking by Commercial Café, besting Dallas, which took 15th, and Arlington, which ranked 19th. Austin ranked No. 1.

Commercial Café credited Fort Worth’s ranking to the city making improvements to its workforce talent and funding for new businesses. It also highlighted Fort Worth’s affordable housing and number of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher in science and engineering.

One of my favorite parts of working for Community Impact Newspaper is highlighting small and upcoming businesses. Each month, I enjoy bringing awareness to locally owned companies through our business and dining profiles. Often, the business owners I interview share interesting backstories or tidbits of information that even long-time residents of Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth may not know.
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