NTX Magazine Volume 1 - Page 5

Letter from the President North Texas is the shining star in Texas and the United States W elcome to North Texas and our inaugural issue of NTX Magazine. We are excited to share with you the story of what makes our region a great place to live and work. Who is North Texas, you ask? We are a region as diverse as the world with some of the brightest minds, strongest wills and a spirit broken by none. More than six million people call North Texas home, with another million joining their neighbors every eight years. We are the fourth-largest metro region with a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) of 12 counties, more than 150 municipalities – 13 of which have a population of more than 100,000 people – and we have a labor market of 3.2 million. North Texas lives by the motto that business comes where invited, but stays where appreciated. And, nowhere else can you find a business-friendly environment with a low cost of doing business, a diversified economy driven by 18 Fortune 500 companies and a highly qualified workforce educated by more than 35