Doing Business in Dallas
With low taxes, a convenient location and skilled workforce, Texas offers a business-friendly environment. The State has no corporate income tax, no individual income tax, and several property tax exemption incentives for qualified businesses - giving it one of the top ten states in the State Business Tax Index
In addition to state-level incentives, the City of Dallas is pro-development and offers numerous incentives for businesses expanding, relocating or opening in Dallas, including economic development grants. You can learn more about City of Dallas business incentives here.
Its strategic and central location has positioned Dallas as a hub for manufacturing, logistics and distribution operations. Dallas is home to 21 Fortune 500 companies, in addition to 300 locally headquartered companies.
Businesses have access to a highly skilled workforce in the Dallas area. With 3.3 million in the Dallas workforce, there are many training and development programs offered through city to help businesses build strong teams. In addition to a strong multi-faceted workforce, the Dallas area offers low taxes, reasonable real estate costs and an overall low cost of living.
Location & Logistics
Dallas is a hub for accessible transportation. The city is connected by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, with non-stop access to 148 US and 51 international cities, and Dallas Love Field with 125 daily nonstop flights. By air, Dallas provides access to North America’s major business centers in less than three and half hours.
Dallas also provides convenient access to five interstate highways and three major rail lines. The interstates include I-20, I-30, I-35, I-635, and I-45. The railways include Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF), Kansas City Southern and Union Pacific. Dallas’ central location is ideal for connecting companies to the majority of the US population within 48 hours by truck or rail.
Positioning Dallas to benefit from domestic and international trade, the city launched the International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD), the third phase of regional intermodal development (building off DFW Airport and Alliance Texas). IIPOD will serve as an inland port to facilitate the customs process and expand the Foreign Trade Zone acreage. Once complete, IIPOD will make Dallas one of the nation’s premier logistics and distribution centers.
City of Dallas
Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Business Resource and Information Network
Dallas Economic Development
International Inland Port of Dallas