Dallas–Fort Worth is one of the top regions in the nation for business, thanks to low cost of living, a business-friendly environment, a strong base of well-educated and skilled employees, and robust access to both U.S. and world markets through its transportation network. Year after year, the region’s selling points are lauded by business experts at respected publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, and Site Selection.
Key metrics tracked by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which measures economic indicators throughout Texas, northern Louisiana and southern New Mexico, show the region to be among the strongest in the country. Dallas–Fort Worth is consistently ranked among the top places to work, the best places to live, and the best places for investment.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region is regularly identified as one of the nation’s top markets for new and expanded corporate facilities. Dallas-Fort Worth attracts a broad spectrum of companies. Past relocations to the region included headquarters moves for Fortune 500 and Forbes Top Private companies such as Golden Living, Fluor, Comerica, and AT&T. These companies are more recently joined by well-known industry leaders like Toyota, McKesson, NTT Data, and Jacobs. During the same period, companies including Amazon; Bed, Bath & Beyond; BMW; Galderma; and General Motors have expanded into distribution, logistics and manufacturing centers. Meanwhile, corporations including 7-Eleven, American Airlines, Liberty Mutual, State Farm, FedEx and Mr. Cooper (formerly Nationstar Mortgage) have expanded into new office space.
In 1958, Dallas led the nation into the new era of information and communication technologies with with Nobel Laureate Jack Kilby’s invention of the microchip at Texas Instruments. This invention spurred the development of laptop computers, smartphones, and space travel.
The DFW technology industry encompasses four general categories: manufacturing, information services, professional technical services, and bio-life sciences. The region’s activity in key emerging technologies such as next generation wireless and broadband communications, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, as well as medical, bio, and life sciences, is gaining national recognition.
Dallas-Fort Worth leads all U.S. metropolitan areas as the largest net gainer with 246 people arriving daily, according to a Bloomberg analysis of 2017 Census data on migration for the nation’s 100 largest regions.
Due to it’s central location and world-class transportation infrastructure, Dallas-For Worth is a major international gateway. DFW excels in passenger air travel and air cargo operations. The region is home to:
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