A Statement From the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
No case of Ebola is in Tarrant County, which includes Fort Worth. The health department feels confident that people in our community are safe.The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau receives regular updates from the Tarrant County Public Health Department, which direct the local integrated response in these matters with local organizations and agencies, including the FWCVB and DFW International Airport.
It is also important to remember that DFW Airport is not an entry point for direct travel from Africa. Also, health officials have stated that Ebola is not airborne but transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids.
Session Spotlight: Opening Plenary
IEDC's Annual Conference kicks off on Sunday, October 19th with welcoming remarks from Host Committee Chair David Berzina, CEcD, FM. As the Executive Vice President of Economic Development for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, he oversees funding for initiatives designed for recruiting and retaining businesses, creating jobs, securing capital investment and generating tax revenue to support the greater Fort Worth region.
Panel Spotlight: Big Data: Raising the Bar in Site Selection
Site selectors, economic developers, and prospecting companies are designing innovative approaches that uncover hidden gems of opportunity. Join us on Wednesday, October 22nd as industry experts and economic developers dive into real-world examples and share how they are helping companies from multiple sectors identify the right community for their organization based on labor cost, availability, and sustainability.
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Special Event Spotlight: Bus Tour of AllianceTexas
Date: Sunday, October 19
Time: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
See the final product of a successful Public Private Partnership anchored by the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, one of the world's premier inland ports and the model for logistics development around an intermodal rail hub.
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IEDC members: Learn more about the AllianceTexas partnership in the latest edition of The Economic Development Journal.