With its prime geographic location, competitive tax rates, and skilled workforce, Dallas has emerged as a major hub for Fortune 500 companies and features a diverse business mix spanning tech, financial services, transportation, manufacturing, and more. American Airlines, AT&T, Texas Instruments, and ExxonMobil all leverage Dallas’ central location with just a 3-hour flight time to both coasts. Business leaders appreciate the region's high quality of life, affordability, and cultural amenities home to elite sports teams, dining, and the arts. Dallas offers an extremely collaborative pro-business climate evident by public-private partnerships responsible for developing dynamic live-work-play hubs like Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The region is home to 35 colleges and universities supplying local talent. Dallas salaries are competitive with major metros but go much further due to Texas’ lack of state income tax and lower cost of living. Dallas offers big-city opportunity and amenities with Southern hospitality, making it highly attractive to companies.