Live large. Think Big – an appropriate slogan for the number one visitor destination in the Lone Star State. Dallas is a great place to be in business. Not only is Dallas the largest metropolitan area in Texas, it is the ninth-largest metro in the U.S.
Fort Worth, on the other hand, is much more than a smaller version of Dallas- and much different than Dallas, too. It’s the 17th largest city in the U.S. and was also named one of the “America’s Most Livable Communities.” A thriving city rich in both culture and commerce, Forth Worth is home to world famous museums, universities and more than 650,000 people call “Cowtown” home. The Forth Worth Stockyards is the city’s centerpiece and is a premier livestock center. *Destination DFW
The Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area is compromised of 12 counties, which are further divided into two metropolitan divisions: Dallas-Plano-Irving and Fort Worth-Arlington. Resident of the area informally refers to it as The Metroplex. *Destination DFW
Texas #2 America’s top States for Business 2011 according to CNBC. Texas is a business powerhouse, scoring 1578 out of 2500 points. The top infrastructure in the nation, and among the best for technology and innovation and access to capital.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to over 100,000 business and 1.500 corporate headquarters-more than any other city in the U.S. second only New York City. Among the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquarters in Dallas and Fort Worth are Advance PCS. Dean Foods, ExxonMobil, Kimberly Clark, Neiman Marcus, Southwest Airlines and Texas Instruments. *Destination DFW
CNN’s Money Magazine rated 3 of DFW’s surrounding cities in their 2011 Top Best Cities to Live with Murphy, The Colony and Keller.
Dallas is ranked number 17 in Entrepreneur and NPRC’s 2006 Hot cities for Entrepreneurs. DFW’s low cost of living, highly educated populace and supportive business community makes it an ideal spot to get a new venture off the ground. *Destination DFW
Some of the areas of DFW Metroplex are: Addison, Argyle, Allen, Bartonville, Carrollton, Celina, Colleyville, Copper Canyon, Coppell, North Dallas, Denton, Double Oak, Fairview, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Garland, Grapevine, Highland Park, Highland Village, (Lake Cities):Corinth - Hickory Creek - Lake Dallas - Shady Shores, Lantana, Lewisville, Little Elm, Lucas, Mckinney, Murphey, Parker, Plano, Prosper, Richardson, Rockwall, Rowlett, Sachse, Southlake, The Colony, Wylie.