News & Events: Weatherford's Growth - New Openings, Coming Soon & Recognitions. 

​This section contains News & Events information about Weatherford's growth; including new business openings, new projects coming soon and recognitions. a) This also includes information on our "model" BRE (Existing) Business Program & Annual Industrial/Mfgr Appreciation Recognition Lunch. Please refer to the links on the left for the information contained in this section.


Largest entertainment center west of DFW, Film Alley Weatherford, open for business, 11.18


(City of Weatherford PR, November 18, 2016)

Wallet Hub Study: "Best Small Towns in America" - Weatherford #13 in DFW.

(Dallas Business Journal, October 31,2016)

Academy Sports + Outdoors and Hobby Lobby to celebrate the beginning of construction with groundbreaking ceremony, 10.28

(City of Weatherford October 26, 2016)

Hobby Lobby coming to Weatherford as second result of the new TIRZ


(City of Weatherford PR, July 6, 2016)

Academy Sports + Outdoors to open first store in Weatherford, TX


(Katy, TX June 22, 2016)

Academy Sports + Outdoors coming to Weatherford as the result of the new TIRZ


(City of Weatherford PR, June 22, 2016)


Dallas Business Journal, "Special Report | Relocation and Expansions", June 10, 2016:


A. "The List - North Texas Corporate Relocations & Expansions", page 16: Weatherford, TX has two major projects listed in the "Top 25" (ranked by total estimated jobs):
a. #18 - Roger Williams CJDR AutoMall; Expansion, 110 jobs, 50K sq. ft., $11 MM,
b. #23 - Film Alley of Weatherford - A Schulman Theatre; Expansion, 75 jobs, 75K sq. ft., $12 MM.
B. "The List - North Texas Economic Development Agencies, page 18: "Top 25" (ranked by total $-value of Deals):
a. #19 (#22 in 2015) Weatherford Economic Development - City of Weatherford; $29.3 MM, 4 projects, 171K sq. ft., 142 new/83 retained jobs.

Largest entertainment center west of DFW coming to Weatherford


(City of Weatherford PR, March 2015)


Parker County among strongest economies in nation


Weatherford Telegram "Growing with the Community", Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Dennis Clayton


Weatherford- an emerging center of Regional Retail shopping


Weatherford Telegram, Wednesday May 27, 2009
Dennis Clayton