The Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington metro area has been recognized as one of the hottest areas for business expansions and location by industry publication Expansion Management Magazine.
The magazine polls 80 site-location consultants annually on areas they believe attract corporations. Rankings are based on business environment, work force quality, operating costs, incentive programs, worker training programs, ease of working with local politicians and economic development officials.
“As the fourth largest region in the United States, it is vital that corporations have a presence here. Our economic development team at the Greater Dallas Chamber works daily with location consultants across the United States and even the world, touting our region's known and unknown assets,” said Ron Gafford, chairman of the Chamber and president and CEO of Austin Industries, Inc. comments, “The fact that this poll is based on perceptions by leading location consultants confirms that our area is the place to be.”
“We are pleased that Expansion Management magazine has named our region one of the hottest cities for business locations” said Guy Bodine III, chair of the Chamber’s economic development committee and Texas CEO of Wachovia Bank. “Our central location, competitive operational costs, workforce and business-friendly attitude keep us top of mind in the site selection world.”
"Dallas is one of the cities across America that has a built-in advantage when companies look to site a new manufacturing or distribution facility, or headquarters operations," said Ken Krizner, managing editor of Expansion Management. "Dallas is well-prepared to attract and retain businesses. It has logistical advantages, a high quality of life, available work force, and a favorable tax and political climate."
The State of Texas has five cities on the list this year.
Last year, the Chamber supported projects that will result in more than 12,000 direct jobs and 33,000 total jobs being added the region through corporate expansion and relocation.
For more information about the Greater Dallas Chamber’s economic development program, contact Mike Rosa at 214-746-6735 or email@example.com.