At the center of the largest metropolitan area in the state ranked best for business, home to three professional sports teams, the largest business park in North Texas, and one of the fastest growing research institutions in the United States, there are many big reasons businesses should be in Arlington.

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Arlington Overview

  • Cowboys stadium, Globe Life Park, Six Flags over Texas and lakes in Arlington, TexasArlington is a city in Tarrant County, Texas (USA) within the Dallas–Fort Worth metropolitan area. According to the U. S Census Bureau’s 2012 estimates, Arlington’s population is 375,600 making it the third largest city in North Texas and the 50th largest in the United States.
  • Arlington is strategically situated within the center of the DFW Metroplex located approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles (32 km) west of downtown Dallas.
  • Arlington is approximately 8 miles (13 km) from DFW International Airport, the fourth busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movement.
  • Arlington owns and operates the Arlington Municipal Airport, which is a public use airport currently used for general aviation services and serves as a reliever airport for DFW International and Dallas Love Field Airports.
  • Arlington’s highway and transportation network is served by two Interstate Highways, I-20 and I-30. Other limited-access freeways include State Highway 360 and U.S. Highway 287, making anywhere in the Metroplex accessible within a 30-minute drive.
  • Union Pacific Railroad, the largest railroad network in the U.S. operates the main transcontinental route through Arlington.
  • Arlington’s businesses draw upon the workforce of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington region-the largest metro area in Texas and fourth largest in the United States with a population over 6.5 million. The Metroplex provides a skilled workforce of over 1.2 million individuals.
  • Arlington has a large, well-educated and diverse workforce. Over 50 percent of the city’s population is between the ages of 18 and 44.
  • Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington, Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, Arlington Baptist College and campuses of Everest College, Kaplan College, and Concorde Career College. On the UT Arlington Campus, you will find the Workforce Development Center, which provides a variety of human resource and workforce development assistance.
  • Arlington’s partnership with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County extends opportunities for customized training, human resource needs, special programs, labor market information, rapid response, recruitment and pre-screening, placement services, and more. These services can be offered to help enhance existing labor force skills to meet labor demands/needs of any project or new company at little or no cost to the company.
  • Arlington has a very diverse economy supported by Manufacturing, Hospitality & Tourism, Logistics & Trade, Healthcare & Life Sciences, and Professional Services.
  • Arlington is home to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region IV Headquarters, American Mensa Headquarters, L-3 Communications (Link Simulation & Training) Headquarters, Texas Health Resources Headquarters, General Motors (SUV) Assembly Plant, Texas Rangers (MLB) Ballpark, AT&T (Cowboys) Stadium, Six Flags Over Texas (the original Six Flags) and Hurricane Harbor theme parks, and the International Bowling Campus (which houses the United States Bowling CongressInternational Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame)
  • Arlington’s quality of life is second to none, with a low cost of living, affordable housing, 4,600 acres of parkland, and entertainment venues for everyone attracting over 8 million visitors a year.

Source: Wikipedia, U.S. Census and City of Arlington.