NTX Magazine Volume 3 - Page 16

North Texas Fast facts 6.7 million people 4th largest region in the U.S. and fastest growing ranked #1 1,728 miles of existing and planned off-street trails for bicyclists and pedestrians in North Texas state to do business by Chief Executive Magazine.Texas also took the No. 1 spot in Site Selection Magazine’s Most Competitive State’s ranking and the Governor’s Cup title, which goes to the state with the highest number of qualified capital investment projects. DFW Airport 4th busiest airport in the world 18 Every 4 minutes 350,000 students enrolled annually in higher education institutions North Texas adds a new person more than 400 public parks, covering about 23,000 acres 13 cities with populations of more than 100,000 14 more than High-Tech firms in North Texas YES Right-to-Work State Fortune 500 headquarters Top 20 region for number of patents issued, 2007-2011 200 North Texas Public and Private Golf Courses 60 3,000 6,000 arts and cultural events annually more than lakes and reservoirs in North Texas, covering 550,500 acres