Relocate to Fort Worth



American Airlines, BNSF Railway, Pier 1 Imports, Acme Brick, Alcon, Williamson-Dickie, RadioShack, Justin Brands, and GE Manufacturing Solutions are among the household names that call Fort Worth home. With more than 30,000 companies, Fort Worth ranks among the top business destinations in the world. In 2013, the Fort Worth-Arlington area ranked 15th on the Forbes list of the Best Places, Business and Careers. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex ranks among the top five in the nation for its concentration of Fortune 500 company headquarters. The area’s diverse industries, low unemployment, and easy pace attract newcomers looking for career opportunities, as well as corporations looking for new headquarter locations.

London-based Smith & Nephew, a multi-billion-dollar medical technology company, has selected Fort Worth as the U.S. headquarters of its Advanced Wound Management (AWM) division. The city was chosen, according to Smith & Nephew AWM President Glenn Warner, due to the “city’s resources, its central location, and proximity to DFW airport.” The new 55,000-square-foot facility will be located in the Clearfork development along the Chisholm Trail Parkway and will house about half of its 200 Fort Worth-based employees. The city council approved a five-year, $250,000 incentive for the company. Under the deal, Smith & Nephew will increase its Fort Worth staffing by 80 positions, to 250 employees, by December 31, 2021.

Other news? GDC Technics of San Antonio, which bills itself as one of the largest aircraft modification companies in the world, is expanding to Alliance Airport, which could result in the hiring of as many as 600 workers within five years. With a 25-year lease for a 840,000-square-foot space, which was formerly occupied by American Airlines, GDC anticipates investing in major improvements and upgrades to the hangar, maintenance buildings, wash bay, and parking lots.


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