Not Just Cowtown Anymore

August 5, 2016

My family’s Fort Worth roots run deep. My mom’s side of the family hailing from Stop Six and my dad’s side from the Southside. Not the Near Southside, but the Actual Southside. I think of myself as a product of Old Fort Worth. Not Old Fort Worth aristocracy, but yet and still a bonafide thread in the fabric of the city. When I moved to Fort Worth four years ago it was not the same city that it is today. And most definitely not the city that my parents and grandparents grew up in.  It never will be. As a new small business owner in Funky Town, there is no other place that I’d rather set up shop.

Fort Worth is the 16th most populated city in the United States. The crazy things is, I never feel like that’s the case. But Wikipedia says it’s true so I’m going to roll with it. Even though we are apparently a relatively big city, I love the fact that it never feels that way. We still have a great sense of community. There’s something very special about that. It’s special because with growth and size comes opportunity. Opportunity for small business to grow, create new jobs and push our culture forward.

If you want this city to be what it was 10 years ago, you’re going to be sorely disappointed if you’re not already. Because it’s changing. And it’s growing. And it’s not just Cowtown anymore. The entrepreneurs who are changing the face of the city are no longer just the blue-blooded kids born on third base with last names you know from the society pages. They are young people and even, hold your breath, TRANSPLANTS, with ideas that are changing and will continue to change Fort Worth into a more diverse home to makers, creators and go-getters. Thank you old guard for all you have done for this great city. But please understand that in order for us to continue to grow as a city we need to pull up more chairs to the table.

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