NTX Magazine Volume 5 - Page 11

feature story NORTH TEXAS: A KNOWLEDGE DESTINATION Beyond the beautiful Texas landscape, beyond the music and the food, the wide-open spaces and the entrancing skylines, North Texas also is known as a knowledge destination. Those who want to do more, be more, know more and make more tend to land here. Many choose to stay. Texas, a state known for something uniquely all its own: a Lone Star state of mind. While that iconic lone star originated on the 1836 flag of the Republic of Texas, it now appears on the State of Texas flag and the state’s seal, recognizing a unique past and its undeniable star power. Today, that star shines as a beacon for those coming to North Texas to advance their careers and themselves. From big businesses to small start-ups, established corporate giants to burgeoning industries, North Texas is a place to do commerce, whether by locating full-time operations here or using the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as a gathering place. In fact, in May, MarketWatch named the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex the most business-friendly community in the country. Measured on 23 different data points, including business climate, company performance,