For many in Fort Worth, the Near Southside is most well known for its world class Medical District, home to Tarrant County’s major hospitals, as well as dozens of independent medical clinics. In 2017, the City of Fort Worth unveiled its new strategic plan for economic development efforts, and one of the plan's four primary goals was to establish a Near Southside Medical Innovation District to help attract more business to the area and help position the Near Southside as the "most livable medical district in the US." Health science institutions have been essential partners in the area’s revitalization, but their impacts extend far beyond the neighborhood. A 2014 University of North Texas study of the district’s healthcare facilities documented a $4.2 billion annual economic impact in Fort Worth, and $5.5 billion in Tarrant County. These same providers have also accounted for nearly 39,000 jobs.