As the ninth-largest city and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas continues to grow and evolve with recent expansions including Wyly Theater, the Winspear Opera House, and the award-winning Klyde Warren Park sitting on top of a major freeway. Dallas offers the best of all worlds as the arts, sports, food, shopping and historical museums converge in downtown and uptown areas. When we say everything is bigger in Texas, we mean it.
The metropolitan economy is the sixth largest in the United States and advanced to become the fourth-largest employment center in the nation with more than three million jobs.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex also has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the United States. The city of Dallas has 12 Fortune 500 companies, and the DFW region as a whole has 20. These companies include ExxonMobil, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Comerica Bank and AT&T (the most profitable company in the world), Kimberly-Clark, Fluor (engineering), State Farm Insurance, Toyota, and Commercial Metals. Dallas is currently the third most popular destination for business travel in the United States, and the Dallas Convention Center is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in the country.
More information available at the official Visit Dallas Site.