Downtown Fort Worth, Inc

DFWI is Downtown Fort Worth’s planning, public space management, and advocacy organization.


DFWI is a 501 (c)(6) non-profit membership organization. This organization has contributed to Downtown Fort Worth’s vitality by serving as a liaison, ombudsman, and information source for property owners, entrepreneurs, residents, business owners, lenders, community organizations, and policy makers. In addition to coordinating the Downtown planning process, advocacy, member services, communications, and Downtown leadership, DFWI members founded the first Public Improvement District in the state of Texas in 1986.

DFWI continues to manage PID #1 and also manages PID #14. The PIDs provide enhanced services to property owners including maintenance and landscaping, public space management, promotions and marketing, research, transportation and planning, and security enhancements to 564 acres of Downtown. DFWI also administers the Tax Increment Finance District (TIF) by contract with the City of Fort Worth. Eligible TIF projects include parking, infrastructure assistance to new developments, historic preservation, affordable housing, transportation, and education.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Business Issues Related to a Specific City

Business Planning

  • Research a business idea

International Business

  • Networking

Research Sources and Libraries

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Marketing & Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Research

Networking & Associations

  • Geographically Based

Site and Business Location

  • Site Location Assistance

Economic Development

  • Revitalization
  • Economic Forecast
  • Site Location Assistance

Permits and Regulations

  • Building Codes and Zoning
Contact Information
Arrie Mitchell
777 Taylor Street, Suite 100
Fort Worth, TX 76102