🇺🇸 Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the county seat of Tarrant County, and including into three other counties: Denton, Parker, and Wise. Fort Worth is the second-largest city is in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, which is the fourth-most populous metropolitan area in the United States. Fort Worth has historically been a centre of the Texas Longhorn cattle trade. It still embraces its Western heritage and traditional architecture and design. Fort Worth has become one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States in recent years, particularly in the 21st century, and has more than doubled its population since 2000.
Fort Worth is the location of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and several museums designed by contemporary architects. The Kimbell Art Museum was designed by Louis Kahn, with an addition designed by Renzo Piano. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth was designed by Tadao Ando. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, designed by Philip Johnson, houses American art. The Sid Richardson Museum, redesigned by David M. Schwarz, has a collection of Western art in the U.S., emphasizing Frederic Remington and Charles Russell. The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History was designed by Ricardo Legorreta of Mexico. Fort Worth is the location of several university communities: Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and Texas A&M University School of Law. Several multinational corporations, including Bell Textron, American Airlines, BNSF Railway, and Chip 1 Exchange are headquartered in Fort Worth.
Economy At its inception, Fort Worth relied on cattle drives that travelled the Chisholm Trail. Millions of cattle were driven north to market along this trail, and Fort Worth became the centre of cattle drives, and later, ranching until the Civil War. During the Civil War, Fort Worth suffered shortages causing its population to decline. It recovered during the Reconstruction Era with general stores, banks, and "Hell's Half-Acre", a large collection of saloons and dance halls which increased business and criminal activity in the city.
Since the late 20th century several major companies have been headquartered in Fort Worth. These include American Airlines Group (and subsidiaries American Airlines and Envoy Air), the John Peter Smith Hospital, Pier 1 Imports, Chip 1 Exchange, RadioShack, Pioneer Corporation, Cash America International, GM Financial, Budget Host, the BNSF Railway, and Bell Textron. Companies with a significant presence in the city are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Lockheed Martin, GE Transportation, and Dallas-based telecommunications company AT&T. Metro by T-Mobile is also prominent in the city. In 2013, Fort Worth–Arlington ranked 15th on Forbes' list of the "Best Places for Business and Careers". In 2018, Fortune named Fort Worth the 18th best city for Hispanic entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex ranked 18th on U.S. News & World Report's list of "125 Best Places to Live in the USA".
Fort Worth is ranked #11 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Fort Worth has a population of over 927,720 people. Fort Worth also forms one of the centres of the wider Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area which has a population of over 7,573,136 people. Fort Worth is the #143 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 3.9685 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Fort Worth is ranked #27 for startups with a score of 15.535.
Twin Towns – Sister Cities Fort Worth is a part of the Sister Cities International program and maintains cultural and economic exchange programs with its sister cities: 🇮🇹 Reggio Emilia, Italy; 🇯🇵 Nagaoka, Japan; 🇩🇪 Trier, Germany; 🇮🇩 Bandung, Indonesia; 🇭🇺 Budapest, Hungary; 🇲🇽 Toluca, Mexico; 🇸🇿 Mbabane, Eswatini; 🇨🇳 Guiyang, China; 🇫🇷 Nîmes, France.