THE DALLAS FORT-WORTH METROPOLITAN AREA
About Dallas Texas
The Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) metropolitan area is the largest in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. Dallas is the 9th largest city in the United States, by population. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the largest in Texas and America’s fourth-largest Metropolitan Area, behind Chicago, Los Angeles and New York at the top. The DFW metropolitan area population is the second fastest growing in the United States, surpassed and only very marginally by the Houston Metropolitan area.
In 2014, MarketWatch declared the Dallas–Fort Worth metro as the most business-friendly in the United States. The DFW metro area headquarters well over 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon Mobil, AT&T, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Texas Instruments, JCPenney Company, Kimberly Clark, etc. It also serves as the headquarters for scores of other national and international companies, such as Frito-lay, FedEx Office, GE Capital, Huawei, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Toyota Motors, North America, Neiman Marcus, Pizza Hut, 7 – Eleven, Rolex and many more.
Fun after Work
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex offers one of the nation’s largest and best with shopping and entertainment venues. Area attractions include the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Dallas and Fort Worth zoos, Fair Park, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Kimbell and Amon Carter museums and the Dallas Arts District. Major sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys and their $1.2 billion stadium, the Dallas Mavericks, the Dallas Stars, the Texas Rangers and the soccer team FC Dallas. Dallas’s vibrant music scene covers the spectrum-rock, jazz, blues, country, classical and more. And don’t miss Six Flags Over Texas, the mega entertainment thrill of Texas located just 15 miles west of Dallas.
Dallas For Partnerships with Africa
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has major companies in sectors that can help spur economic development in Africa. These include agro-business and Foods, Banking, Construction, Education, Health and Healthcare, Housing & Real Estate, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas and Energy, Renewable Energy, Tourism & Hospitality, etc.
Although highly identified with the city of Dallas, the University of Texas at Dallas is actually located in the city of Richardson.
About Richardson Texas
As a suburb of Dallas, Richardson is an affluent and key city in the Dallas-Forth metropolitan area. Along with being home to the University of Texas at Dallas it has what is known a Telecom Corridor, with a high concentration of the world’s largest telecommunications/networking companies, including AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. In addition there are over 5,000 businesses with significant operations in the city of about 28 square miles (73 km2).