Local businesspeople seek patterns in the data that might help them work with city to get more business to come to South and Central Haltom City
HALTOM CITY, TX, June 15, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Haltom City has had a variety of new businesses open in the last several years. Those success stories, along with notices of projects still in progress, are chronicled on the pages of the city’s website devoted to economic development.
“Haltom United Business Alliance is very interested in finding ways to help Haltom City attract more small businesses, especially new businesses willing to locate in the parts of South and Central Haltom City that have a large number of vacant commercial properties,” said HUBA Executive Director Andrew Weakley.
As part of that effort, HUBA has hired a third party to analyze the data in the city’s April 2021 Economic Development Update to see if any patterns emerge from the data.
“We are very interested in the kinds of businesses that have opened in Haltom City and in looking at those success stories to see what we can learn,” said Weakley.
Weakley is hopeful that the analysis will also reveal insights that will help Haltom’s City Manager, the Haltom City Council members and the other stakeholders from the business community interested in attracting more small businesses to Haltom City.
HUBA is building its membership and wants to hear from you if you own a business in Haltom City and are interested in helping to bring more small businesses to Haltom City. Membership in HUBA is completely confidential. To get in touch with HUBA, contact Executive Director Andrew Weakley at (682) 310-0591 or email [email protected].
About Haltom United Business Alliance
Haltom United Business Alliance (HUBA) wants to give members of Haltom City’s business community an advocate and to keep those businesses informed about issues that affect them. They want to make sure Haltom City is business friendly and nurture small business growth, including automotive businesses, and bring more restaurants including breweries and a major grocery store to the city. New businesses and growth in existing businesses will create a stronger tax base which will allow the city to pay its first responders wages that are competitive with surrounding cities while improving Haltom City’s facilities and infrastructure. Anyone who owns a business in Haltom City is eligible to join. Dues are $20 annually or $50 for a lifetime membership, and membership is 100% confidential. To join, contact Drew Weakley at (682) 310-0591 or by email at [email protected]. Visit the group’s Facebook at Haltom United Business Alliance.
About Haltom City
Haltom City is a medium-sized city between Dallas and Fort Worth in Tarrant County, TX. The city is diverse and majority working class, with a growing population that is approximately 10% Asian-American and 45% Hispanic. Haltom City benefits from being only minutes from both DFW Airport and Downtown Fort Worth, with direct access to major highways including I-820 and SH-121. Small businesses that have historically provided products, services, and jobs to residents included a once thriving automotive industry. The city has seen a decline in small businesses, especially automotive businesses. The city is healthy financially, with median household income growing around 8% in the past year. Haltom City has opportunity for continued growth through undeveloped land and many vacant buildings, especially in major corridors close to the city’s center. The city has good staff and a city manager who is interested in seeing more businesses and two new members on its city council.
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