Dallas is the central city, economic engine, and namesake for the Dallas Region, an expansive geography of counties in North Central Texas that share a common culture. Dallas has a population of 1.3 million people representing 17% of the 7.7 million people who call the region home. More people have moved to the Dallas Region than anywhere else in the country for more than a decade for many reasons, including:

  • to follow nearly 200 corporate relocations in the past decade
  • to find a better career opportunity with one of the one million jobs created since 2010
  • to enjoy a fulfilling quality of life that comes at an affordable price compared to other big cities
  • to gain a top-tier education at one of more than 70 accredited universities and colleges in the region, or
  • to start a business in a low-cost, can-do environment

Southern Dallas, generally regarded as city-bounded territory south of I-30 and US-80, is an ecological jewel with some of the most sweeping views, the sheer scale of natural greenspace, and ample outdoor recreational opportunities among any urban environment in the U.S. But southern Dallas is also a sleeping giant of economic potential. With a robust infrastructure, talented workforce, reputation as a logistics juggernaut, and a strengthening post-secondary center of excellence, southern Dallas is on the cusp of becoming the next market in the region for attracting investment capital to support a growing innovation economy.

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Robin Bentley
(214) 671-9942

David Schleg
Business Development
(214) 671-9824

Samantha Taylor
Business Development
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