Staff Directory

Rankings and Accolades

A Lot To Brag About

  • Texas: Best State for Business for 13th straight year -- Chief Executive Magazine, May 2017
  • Fort Worth, TX in Top 20 Best large U.S. cities to start a small business -- WalletHub, April 2017
  • Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington #2 Metro Area for Economic Growth in the U.S. with 231 projects in 2016 -- Site Selection magazine, March 2017
  • Dallas-Fort Worth the second-largest data center market in the country -- CBRE, March 2017
  • Texas is 2017's 15th Most Innovative State -- WalletHub, March 2017
  • Texas receives 2016 Governor's Cup for capital investment and job creation -- Site Selection magazine, March 2017
  • Fort Worth 2017's Most Recession-Recovered Large City -- WalletHub, Jan. 2017
  • Fort Worth: Best Places in Texas to Hire Veterans -  Southern Business & Development, Winter 2016
  • Fort Worth: Best Data Center Locations in Texas -  Southern Business & Development, Winter 2016
  • December 2016 employment figures show DFW as second-highest job growth market in U.S. (behind New York) adding 112,800 payrolls -- CBRE
  • North Texas second fastest-growing region in country for small business growth, with franchising leading the way. -- Franchise Expo South, Nov. 2016
  • Texas #4 Best State for Business -- Forbes, November 2016
  • Fort Worth named 2016's 6th Best large Real-Estate Market -- WalletHub, Sept. 2016
  • DFW named the sixth best large market for tech talent, according to new study -- CBRE, July 2016
  • Texas #2 state in the U.S. for business, according to annual CNBC survey -- July 2016
  • Texas gets A+ for U.S. Small Business Friendliness -- Thumbtack.com, June 2016
  • Texas is 2016's 3rd Best State for Nurses -- WalletHub, May 2016
  • Texas is 2016's 15th Best State for Military Retirees -- WalletHub, May 2016
  • Texas #1 State for Business Governor’s Cup - Site Selection, March 2016
  • Dallas-Fort Worth #3 Metro Area in the U.S. – Site Selection  March 2016
  • Dallas-Fort Worth #3 Hottest Housing Market for 2016 – Zillow Inc., Jan. 2016
  • Fort Worth #2 "Best Cities for Job Seekers" - Forbes, 2015
  • Fort Worth #3 in large cities with fastest-growing economy - WalletHub, 2015
  • Texas #1 for Foreign Direct Investment Jobs - IBM’s 2015 Global Location Trends
  • Texas Christian University Executive MBA program ranked number 12 according to The Economist, 2015
  • Dallas-Fort Worth ranked in "Top Five Commercial Real Estate Markets" in 2015 according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate (PWC and Urban Land Institute)
  • Dallas-Fort Worth #1 commercial real estate market to watch based on investment, development and homebuilding prospects - PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Urban Land Institute, October 2015
  • Dallas-Fort Worth # 1 U.S. metro area for small business jobs for the 11th straight month -- Paychex/IHS Small Business Jobs Index, August 2015
  • Fort Worth-Arlington 3rd in Texas Shares of Total Texas Jobs -- Texas Workforce Commission, July 2015
  • Dallas–Fort Worth is America’s most business-friendly metro area, MarketWatch.com, May 2015
  • North Texas is the country's No. 2 hub of aviation-aerospace companies --North Central Texas Council of Governments, May 2015