NTX Magazine Volume 2 - Page 4

Letter from the President North Texas: A World of Opportunity A s the fastest growing region in the U.S., North Texas is quickly becoming a major global marketplace. But you may ask yourself why? We’re not on a seaport, but instead, the air is our ocean with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport growing quickly in cargo, commercial and international destinations. In addition, five Class 1 intermodal complexes served by freight rail and a robust – and still expanding – network of interstate highways connect businesses with consumers across the nation. International companies are flocking to the DallasFort Worth region, and with these companies comes their families, making our region of 6.7 million people one of the most diverse in the country. If you walk the halls of one of our local high schools, you may hear more than 50 languages spoken. This diversity of our citizens fuels the variety and innovation of our economy. North Texas boasts the largest labor force in Texas at nearly 3.5 million people and a unique e