Community & Economic Development

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IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL LINKS FOR OUR BUSINESSES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC:

The economic challenges of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are unfortunately disrupting our once healthy business climate not only in the City of Forest Hill but around the world.  For our business owners and managers, you can find programs and information listed below that may be helpful to your company as we all work through this crisis together:

https://www.sba.gov  (Small Business Administration)

https://gov.texas.gov/business  (link to the State of Texas website with information for businesses)

https://apps.twc.state.tx.us/UBS/security/logon.do  (lTexas Workforce Commission portal to apply for Unemployment Benefits Services)

https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-job-seekers  (Texas Workforce Commission COVID-19 link to resources for job seekers)

https://twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/disaster-unemployment-assistance  (Texas Workforce Commission Disaster Unemployment Services)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6201/text  (Families First Coronavirus Response Act)      

www.irs.gov/coronavirus       

                                                                   

Hiring Red, White & You! - Texas Virtual Job Fair - Thursday, November 5th -  10am to 2pm

 Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the Texas Workforce Commission and the Texas Veterans Commission will host its biggest job fair of the year on Thursday, November 5th. 

Don't miss this important statewide event.  By holding this job fair across Texas Texas employers can more easily connect to this highly qualified group of servicemen and servicewomen across the state.   This Tarrant County event is open to the General Public.  More than 75 employers have sign up to attend with over 9,000 job openings to review.  

To learn more or to register please visit: https://workforcesolutions.net/event/9th-annual-hiring-red-white-you-virtual-job-fair/

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For developers, real estate brokers and retailers, the City of Forest Hill offers plentiful land at the hub of four major North Texas growth regions: Arlington, Mansfield, Fort Worth and Kennedale.  Additionally, the city offers limitless access to commuters along the primary route from the southwest Metroplex to the Mid-Cities, Fort Worth and Dallas. With thousands of employees working at the various businesses surrounding the city, students attending the Tarrant County College South Campus, and those with daily appointments at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, Forest Hill is a prime regional location for retail and restaurant development.

For more information about business development opportunities, call our Economic Development office at 817-568-3009.

Incentives

The City of Forest Hill understands that infrastructure costs as well as other construction costs can prevent business expansion or new development from occurring. The City of Forest Hill is willing to examine financial incentives on a case-by-case basis.  The following documents provide details as to the program offered by the City:

Guidelines and Criteria Incentive Synopsis

Incentive Policy

Application for Economic Development Incentives

For more information regarding city incentives, call the Economic Development Department at 817-568-3009.