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Arlington,
Texas

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At the Center of North Texas Business

Positioned at the center of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex, Arlington is among the U.S.’s major hubs for freight, air and ground transportation. Known as the “American Dream City,” our city is second to none with a low cost of living, affordable housing, and rich educational and cultural opportunities. We are the place where big ideas become a reality.

Arlington Advantage

#3

Best City to Start a Business in the United States (LanternCredit.com)

165,000+

Students graduate from DFW-Arlington area higher education institutes

Top 15

Top 15 Safest Large Cities in the U.S. (population over 300,000)

90+

Accredited colleges and universities in DFW-Arlington metro area

An Economy That’s Good for Business

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An Educated, Diverse Workforce

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Arlington Way of Life

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Global Access in the Heart of Texas

Arlington businesses benefit from unparalleled connectivity, both locally within the dynamic Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and across the nation. With a robust transportation infrastructure comprising 15+ airports, major highways, and railways, Arlington offers seamless access to markets coast to coast and beyond. This strategic positioning empowers businesses to thrive in a globally connected world, leveraging our innovative transportation network to access new opportunities and markets with ease.
8 miles
Distance from DFW
398,720
City Population
Under 3 hours
Flight Time to Either Coast
14.5 million
Visitors Per Year
190+
Non-Stop Flight Destinations
5th
Most Diverse City in the U.S. (2023 WalletHub)
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Cost of Living

Located in the heart of the Lone Star State, Arlington, Texas offers a vibrant community with a manageable cost of living. Maintaining reasonable housing and moderate everyday expenses, it's an attractive choice for those seeking affordability without compromising quality of life. Whether enjoying outdoor activities or attending events at major venues, Arlington provides a balance of opportunity and affordability for residents.

Economic Inclusion

In Arlington economic inclusion isn't just a goal—it's a guiding principle. Through targeted initiatives and community partnerships, the city champions diversity and equity in its economic landscape. By breaking down barriers and creating pathways to success for all residents, Arlington fosters a vibrant and inclusive economy where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and contribute to the city's growth and prosperity.

News

Explore our newest economic development updates, projects, and success stories to stay informed about Arlington's dynamic business landscape. Delve into recent reports for valuable insights that could bolster your business or inform your next site selection decision in our thriving city.

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Arlington Named Among Best Large Cities to Start a Business

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June 3, 2024

Arlington Economic Development Corporation Partners with SCORE to Provide Workshops, Mentoring to Small Businesses

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May 17, 2024

Globe Life Field Among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Baseball Stadium Trips

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May 15, 2024

Arlington Jumps 23 Spots in Top Meeting Destinations Ranking