onsidering that twenty-five Fortune 500 companies have chosen to make their home in
the Dallas/Fort Worth area, there’s not much question that the metroplex is good for business. According to a 2012 KPMG report, Dallas/Fort Worth business costs are the fourth
lowest among U.S. business cities.
It’s no wonder that such Fortune 500 companies as American Airlines, RadioShack, BNSF Railway, XTO
Energy, Exxon Mobil, AT&T, J.C. Penney, Texas Instruments, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Tenet Healthcare,
and Southwest Airlines have chosen to make the metroplex their headquarters.
Others think DFW is good for business, too. Inc.com has ranked Dallas and Fort Worth 12th and 9th
respectively as the Best Cities to Do Business, and Fortune’s annual 100 Best Companies to Work For
issue featured seven DFW-area companies – including Balfour Beatty Construction, Camden Property Trust,
Edward Jones, EOG Resources, Ernst & Young, FedEx, and TD Industries.