The City of Dallas Population Explosion

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has developed a forecast for the region based on long-term trends and current policy. These trends suggest that Dallas will continue to attract both residents and employees but will grow at a slower pace than the rest of the region. The NCTCOG forecast predicts that 91,000 new households and 350,000 new jobs will be added to the growing Dallas population by 2030.

Our Low Cost of Living

Dallas, TX offers many advantages to those looking for financial stability. The city’s overall cost of living is 98.9% of the national average, which, combined with low taxes and reasonable real estate costs, makes Dallas a great place to run a business and make a living. Less money spent on general living costs means increased bottom line for businesses and better quality of life for families. All of this contributes the ever increasing Dallas population growth.

Our Thriving Economy

Dallas, TX has dynamic information and robust business service sectors, as well as a higher than average concentration of mining, construction, manufacturing and logistics occupations. The city government is pro-development and maintains a comprehensive economic strategic plan to encourage growth. As Dallas has invested $600 million through its most recent bond program, the city’s upgraded infrastructure supports businesses in staying competitive.

Our Job Growth

Dallas, TX successfully overcame difficulties resulting from the bankruptcy of AMR, American Airline’s parent corporation, in 2011 and reported a 2.1% job growth in the following year. Moreover, the city made it to the top of the “Best Cities For Good Jobs” Forbes list in 2013. The projected growth promises to continue with an average of 2.8% rate through 2019, which will add an additional 300,000 jobs to the already existing 2.1 million in Dallas and its Plano and Irving suburbs.

Our Well-Trained Workforce

Dallas, TX is home to over 600,000 workers, and the region also provides an additional workforce of 3 million people. The diverse economy unites a well-trained workforce with a variety of advanced business solutions from healthcare to distribution and everything in between. 48% of the state’s high-tech workforce is based in Dallas, TX. 30% of the city’s workers have at least a college degree and over 80% of the local workforce has at least a high school education.

Our Infrastructure

Dallas’s transportation, utility and communications infrastructures ensure easy access to both global and local markets. A combination of airports, railroads and highway systems move people and goods quickly and economically while public transit continues to grow with four rail lines serving downtown Dallas alone. Forbes Magazine ranked Dallas as one of America’s most wired cities in 2008 with the sixth highest broadband penetration rate in the nation. The city’s water utilities provide over 400 million gallons of water daily, which will accommodate for the next 50 years of regional growth.

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