The Dallas/Fort Worth area is the fastest-growing
metro area in Texas, and the nation. The DFW
Metroplex is the fourth largest metropolitan area
in the country, with a population of 7. 1 million
people, according to recent data. What brings
people to DFW? At least one reason is the jobs.
The unemployment rate has been consistently
lower than both the Texas and national aver-ages at 3. 6 percent as of November 2016.
In addition, 21 DFW companies made the
Fortune 500 list in 2016, including American
Airlines, Exxon Mobil Corp., and Dallas-
based AT&T. There are more than 70,000 firms
in the area, with 90,000 physical business
establishments. The DFW area is home to
over 10,000 corporate headquarters, making
it the largest concentration of corporate
headquarters in the United States.
Like other areas in Texas, DFW has plenty
of employment opportunities for those who
choose to relocate here. In addition, CNBC
named Texas America’s Top State for Business
in recent years. The area has also consistently
had a low cost of living, around the same as
Houston, and considerably lower than Austin.
With plenty of opportunity, it’s no wonder the
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex has seen such
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