Invest in Dallas

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Dallas welcomes you to do business in our city, the ideal location for reaching U.S. customers. Our access to markets, a talented workforce and low operating costs make Dallas a favorite for corporate headquarters, distribution and professional services.
Dallas on Globe
The Dallas area is a substantial participant in the global economy, claiming the 11th largest metro economy in the world. Dallas posts a real gross domestic product exceeding $310 billion, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The area is supported by DFW’s local workforce of over three and one half million and nearly seven million residents. 

There are 21 Fortune 500 companies and 41 Fortune 1000 companies headquartered in the metro area. The City of Dallas itself is home to 3,413 company headquarters, 269 of which employ over 1,000 people globally. The region is home to the U.S. or North American headquarters for leading global companies including Samsung Telecommunications, 7-Eleven, Ericsson, Research in Motion, Accor and Essilor. Dallas is also the proud home to major U.S. firms like AT&T, Exxon Mobil, Brinker International, Texas Instruments, Comerica Bank and Southwest Airlines

Largest Publicly-Traded Companies Headquartered in Dallas
Largest Publicly Traded Companies Headquartered in Dallas

Dallas’ Efficiency As a Headquarters City

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Quality transportation system with air operations to 166 U.S. and 53 international cities
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Large metro professional services workforce - 580,800 jobs (DFW MSA 2016 average)

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Cost of business and cost of living historically below or on par with the national average
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Central location and great business culture

Competitive Advantages

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Dallas is part of the 4th largest metro area, 5th largest economy in the U.S. and 6th richest by personal income 

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The region adds an average of 295 new jobs and 359 new residents daily

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DFW has 208,293 high tech jobs (Dallas Regional Chamber) 

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Highly educated and young workforce

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Dallas attracts skilled and talented workers from all points of the globe. The Dallas Metro Division has an 11.3% concentration of H-1B applicants per 1,000 payroll employees, the third highest in the nation behind San Jose and San Francisco. Foreign workers under the H-1B visa category perform services in specialty occupations such as technology, finance, and consulting.

Logistics and Transportation Hub

Dallas Is an Interstate Highway Hub 
Five interstate highways (I-20, I-30, I-35, I-635, and I-45) within the City limits 
Two major loop roads and 19 federal and state highways within the City limits
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DFW Airport
Non-stop access to 153 U.S. and 56 international cities 
Hub for American Airlines 
U.S.’s fourth busiest airport and 10th busiest in the world 
Served over 64 million passengers and more than 737,000 tons of cargo in 2015
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Dallas Love Field 
Flies more than 200 daily nonstop flights
Serves over 14 million passengers annually
Corporate headquarters of Southwest Airlines
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Dallas Is an Interstate Highway Hub 
Five interstate highways (I-20, I-30, I-35, I-635, and I-45) within the City limits 
Two major loop roads and 19 federal and state highways within the City limits
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Dallas Is a Rail Hub - Three Major Rail Lines and Four Rail Intermodal Facilities
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)
  • Kansas City Southern
  • Union Pacific