Arlington, Texas: at the centre of it all “At the centre 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’s a lot happening in Arlington, Texas.” Mayor Jeff W Williams, City of Arlington Arlington is geographically located at the epicentre of a thriving North Texas region, one of the top economic engines in the United States. Its strong economy, competitive business environment and skilled, diverse workforce make it a prime location for global investment. Arlington’s assets have put it on the world stage. Built on a legacy of bold choices and can-do spirit, Arlington is home to state of the art facilities such as General Motors Assembly Plant, the University of Texas at Arlington, the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, Six Flags Over Texas, and the Dallas Cowboys’ $1.2 billion AT&T Stadium-the most technologically advanced stadium in the world-which holds the record for the largest attendance at an indoor concert in North America. Arlington welcomes over 8 million visitors each year and truly has something for everyone. “Arlington’s Entertainment District keeps the adrenaline of the community running and creates positive impacts on the local economy,” said Bruce Payne, Arlington’s Economic Development Manager. From thrill-seeking visits to the amusement park to major league ballgames and word-class events, Arlington is sure to continue its reign as the ‘Entertainment Capital of Texas.’ Arlington: globally connected Arlington’s enviable assets don’t stop at entertainment; it is perfectly situated and known for its unparalleled access to the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Arlington is only 8 miles away from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW International), the 4th busiest airport in the world. DFW International provides direct flights to over 200 destinations, including 60 international destinations. Unlike many major airports, DFW International supports 24-hour-a-day/seven-day-a-week operations. Arlington’s direct proximity to the airport is an extraordinary advantage for business attraction. DFW International is four hours or less by air from every major North American market, providing Arlington highly valuable connectivity to domestic and international markets. In addition to being a gateway to DFW International, Arlington is home to the region’s corporate airport of choice. Designated as a reliever airport to DFW International, the Arlington Municipal Airport supports a full range of general aviation - corporate, cargo, charter and recreational aircraft operations. Arlington is positioned along Union Pacific Railroad’s main transcontinental route, intersected by two major interstates, and within close proximity to multiple major air cargo facilities. Logistically, it is an obvious choice for business investment. Located directly to the east of Southern California ports and due north of major Gulf ports, Arlington is well-positioned to support movement of products and services to high-growth markets in Asia as well as Europe. Arlington: quality education and skilled workforce From the centre of a metropolitan area boasting 12 major universities and a regional workforce of over 3.8 million, Arlington businesses can draw talent from 360 degrees. But, with that said, there’s no real reason to look beyond the city’s borders. Quality education is a top priority in Arlington, a place where a student can excel from kindergarten to a PhD without ever leaving the city. The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), the second largest institution in the University’s system, has over 37,000 students representing over 120 countries. UTA is a growing research powerhouse that provides businesses with a steady supply of talent. The institution’s research activities and engineering strengths are assets for the continued development of the region’s aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and technology industries. Arlington partners with Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County to offer workforce improvement services to job seekers and businesses of all sizes. The award-winning programs and services offered connect businesses with qualified job seekers through workforce development activities including, customized, skills-based training; recruitment, pre-screening, and placement services; and other special programs. Workforce Solutions serves over 38,000 employers and a civilian labour force of over 980,000 annually. Arlington means business Arlington was recently branded as ‘The American Dream City’ and for many that means great opportunity. Arlington is quickly becoming a hub for engineering, advanced manufacturing, technology and medical science industries. Texas Health Resources, one of the largest health care systems in Texas, L-3 Communications, a leader in the aircraft simulation and training industry, and Progressive, a global player in the aerospace industry, represent just a few of the key investments being made in Arlington. Located in Arlington for over six decades, the General Motors Assembly Plant is the only facility in the world that builds GM’s award-winning, full-size SUVs. Through the efforts of the City Council and the Office of Economic Development, a true partnership has developed over the years. GM continues to believe in Arlington, and recently announced a $1.4 billion investment in Arlington Assembly-the largest single facility investment in the United States this year. “The City of Arlington is dedicated to attracting, retaining and expanding businesses like GM that are committed to bringing quality employment and capital investment to Arlington,” Payne said. Arlington: where dreams get done The city takes prides in its business community and is strategically positioned to ensure that businesses from across the globe have the space, resources and assistance needed to help them realize their dreams in Arlington. The City is equipped with the necessary tools to respond to global opportunities, offering a tailored approach to meet each need. “We want to help you make your business case to invest in Arlington,” Payne said. In Arlington, the possibilities are endless. It’s a place where convenience and comfort can coexist, side by side. A place at the centre of it all, where living is affordable, talent is plentiful, and education is top-notch. A place where aspiration, collaboration and hard work get dreams done.
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