NTX Magazine Volume 1 - Page 43

Industry Spotlight RELOCATION Opportunity Knocks Incentives, convenience and economic diversity help companies flourish within North Texas A Healthy business climate and a highly skilled workforce, along with the area’s centralized location, are just some of the reasons companies are flocking to the North Texas region to do business. DallasFort Worth currently has the fourth-largest number of corporate headquarters in the country, and is home to 18 Fortune 500 and 44 Fortune 1000 companies. The area has emerged as one of the world’s leading hubs for commerce, and its diverse base of employers drives the region’s economic strength, pulling from a variety of Fluor’s corporate headquarters, Irving, Texas burgeoning industries so that growth remains, even in downward business cycles. Texas continues to lead the U.S. in economic, post-recession recovery. And over the past several years, North Texas in particular has benefitted from an influx of business activity – becoming a magnet for corporate headquarters and company expansions, which have successfully generated jobs, investment and economic growth for the region. AT&T, Fluor, GE Transportation and Comerica Bank are four such companies that now call DFW home, and while reflecting on the area’s strong fundamentals when it comes to workforce, access and cost of doing business, each agrees that there has never been a better time to move to North Texas. www.ntc-dfw.org “Texas is a state with a growing population and a vibrant, diverse economy that has continued to outpace the nation