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The Dallas metropolitan area was the 9th largest export market in the US, with merchandise shipments totaling $28.7 billion. Benefiting from existing trade agreements, Dallas exported $9.8 billion to the NAFTA region and $391 million to the Dominican Republic-Central America FTA (CAFTA-DR) region. Over 8,000 companies exported goods from the Dallas metropolitan area, the majority of which are small to medium sized companies.

Key manufacturers with the City include Texas Instruments, L'occitane, Kronos Worldwide Inc, Don Miguel Mexican Foods, Oak Farms Dairy, and Dean Foods. Major warehousing firms or firms with large warehousing operations include Shippers Warehouse, Star Automotive Warehouse, Quality Logistics Systems, Planet E-Shop, and Johnson Equipment Co. Major industrial leases include (663,000 sf), Niagara Bottling (630,000 sf) and GEODIS (616,875 sf).
Rentable building area (RBA) is an inventory of all commercial rental properties in the City of Dallas. Industrial inventory, measured both by square footage and buildings, has risen steadily since 1986.

Rentable building area is aggregated at the block group level and presented in the adjecent map as a density calculation to show areas of concentration.  Industrial space is clustered in the western edge of the city, as well as along the Trinity River Corridor.

Industrial Rentable Building Area Per Square Mile

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Regional supply and demand reached peak levels in both 2015 and 20 16.   The City comprised nearly one-fifth of both delivery and absorption square footage over that time. New supply growth in the City is expected to strongest in the International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) located in Southern Dallas.

IIPOD is one of eight Industrial parks within the City limits. Combined, they total over 8,800 acres and 32,000,000 sf of  RBA. The map below present the general locations of the parks and the table that follows gives RBA on site and contact information.

City of Dallas Industrial Parks


Pinnacle Park


Turnpike Business Park


Eastpointe Business Park


Mountain Creek Business Park


Stoneridge Business Park


International Inland Port of Dallas (City Portion)


Dallas Executive Airport 


Mercer Crossing