East Fort Worth Business Association
EFWBA was created to give East Fort Worth business owners a place to meet, and a to have a voice for the advancement, development and improvement of the infra-structure in East Fort Worth, and to provide an atmosphere for businesses to interact and develop relationships for friendship, community and business.
Our meetings presentations cover events and politics affecting the business environment. We provide civic and community information, plans for development of new businesses, roads, trade areas, recreational areas and Educational projects of vital interest to East Fort Worth.
EFWBA advocates for the advancement, development, and improvement of the infra-structure of East Fort Worth (this includes street design, zoning, landscaping, and beautification projects), reviewing and critiqueing issues and projects of interest to business and community of East Fort Worth.
Dear EFWBA Members,
Earlier this month, EFWBA moved into the Zoom Era with our first virtual meeting. While it was certainly different, it was great to see our members that we have been missing.
Everyone who attend the June meeting was inspired by Carlo Capua's experience as he turned the turmoil of the pandemic into a way to serve the community through his newly created Crises Meals for Families. The preparation of meals is a meaningful service that grew from a few meals in week one to thousands of meals being prepared weekly.
We'll be going the Zoom route again on July 2 when we welcome Robert Sturns, Fort Worth's Director of Economic Development, for a timely presentation.
The codes to join will be sent via email. Bring your questions and encourage others to join the meeting to hear the information.
In other news, the East Lancaster corridor had another win recently with the receipt of a $600,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The funds will be used for "transit-oriented development planning for the East Lancaster corridor." The funding will provide an opportunity for Trinity Metro to plan for Transit-Oriented Development in locations along East Lancaster, including some station area planning around potential future Bus Rapid Transit facilities. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about the effort in coming months.
I look forward to Zooming with you on July 2!
In other news, we received confirmation of a couple important items from the City of Fort Worth:
- The Reby Cary Library on Lancaster has broken ground and the construction has begun.
- The purchase of Broadcast Hill is finalized and it now belongs to the City.
- Work is also continuing related to the Fort Worth ISD bond package.
EFWBA Board Members Charles Hodges has compiled a summary of the
work at the East Fort Worth schools that you can find here.
It is good to know these two important, long-term projects are moving ahead!
I look forward to seeing you (via Zoom) on June 4!
Please let me or any of the EFWBA Board members know how we can help. The board members are listed on the
Jason Ray, President
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Our First Thursday of the Month meetings present timely discussions by prominent business people on events and politics affecting our local business environment. Pre-lunch networking gives you time to meet other Eastside business owners.
We provide civic and community information, development projects & politics of vital interest to residents and business owners in East Fort Worth.
July 2 Guest Speaker
Robert Sturns last visited EFWBA in October 2017, and the City has changed/grown since then! The 18 month plan was on track until Covid-19 hit us in March, and forced a city-wide shut down of businesses.
Worth's competitive edge.
Become a hub for creative businesses.
Ensure community vitality.
Click the clipboard to learn more about our next meeting & guest speaker.