Dallas conjures images of cowboy boots and oil tycoons, but there is much more to the North Texas city. Home to the Dallas Cowboys, the country’s largest urban arts district and the famed Galleria shopping center, the city has a little something for everyone.
Eighteen Fortune 500 companies call Dallas home, including Exxon Mobil, JC Penney and AT&T. Known as the “Silicon Prairie,” Dallas is one of the largest employment centers for high tech workers. Other big business sectors in the Metroplex include defense, financial services, telecommunications and transportation.
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The Tax Foundation named Texas one of the best 10 states for business tax climate in a study that compares states in five tax areas including income, unemployment insurance, property and major business taxes. For eight straight years CEOs awarded Texas the top spot for business based its tax and regulatory environments.
Dallas was recently ranked third in the nation by NerdWallet for starting a small business. The company gave Dallas props for ease of licensing processes and impressive small business growth prospects. The city also earned an A for small business friendliness from business owners, according to a recent Thumback.com survey.
Many local organizations are there to help. The Dallas Entrepreneur Center provides workspace, training and education for new entrepreneurs. Located in the design district, the center is backed by corporate and venture capital funding.
SourceLink Dallas connects local entrepreneurs with resources and information to start and grow their businesses. The group is a network of nonprofit organizations, government entities and agencies that provide small business services.
The Texas labor supply is strong and helped the state earn top marks from Forbes magazine’s 2011 Best States for Business.
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