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Forest Hill,

Community & Economic Development

The Office of Small Business Assistance in the Governor's office now offers the Governor's Small Business Resource Portal.  Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or an established business owner, the portal will provide you with the most relevant resources and contacts to help you find success.  It offers a customized list of useful business resources to assist in starting or growing a business in Texas.  The portal is easy to access and use - simply answer five short questions to generate your tailored resource list.  For your convenience, you may print or email the results directly from the portal. 

Types of information included in the portal:

  • Federal, State and Local Resources
  • Business Advice and Growth Assistance
  • Funding Sources
  • Additional Specific Resources

The portal can be found using this link (copy and paste into your browser):  For more information, call the Forest Hill Community & Economic Development office at 817-568-3009.


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 Dallas.  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.


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.