Dallas led the nation into the new era of information and communication technologies with the invention of the microchip at Texas Instruments. With a diverse workforce, growing economy, pro-business community, central location, and an affordable cost of living.A concentration of high-tech workers that were trained in the telecom corridor and now are instrumental in the internet of things world.
- Texas has the 5th largest unbanked & underbanked residents: 11.7% of TX population is unbanked and 24.1% is underbanked.
- for example; Dallas 15.6% unbanked. 26% underbanked. Dallas 6th in top Unbanked Cities by the cfed (100k households) 9th largest unbanked county (13.6% Unbanked, 25.4% underbanked) (2009 FDIC National survey of unbanked and underbanked)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex is home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters and home to 20 Fortune 500 companies, making DFW area the largest corporate headquarters concentration in the United States
- DFW has 12 major four-year universities in the region and 7 community college districts. That, combined with a population that’s growing by one person every four minutes, and you have a motivated, highly skilled, and highly educated work force.
- 0.25 of the world’s billionaires live in the area
- DFW International is one of only fourteen airports in the world offering service to more than 200 destinations. Due to DFW’s central location and world-class transportation infrastructure, it is easy to do business locally, nationally, and globally. DFW International Airport features easy, non-stop flights to all major U.S. cities and direct routes to multiple gateway points in Europe, Australia, South America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Information published by Dallas Chamber of Commerce