Corporate offices, data centers, and regional headquarters
Across the state’s 25 major metropolitan areas, 48 micropolitan areas, and hundreds of rural locations, you can find the labor and real estate necessary to carry your back-office operations. Texas’ skilled workforce, competitive cost of business, and diverse environments have led 97 of the Fortune 1000 companies to headquarter in Texas, 50 of which make the Fortune 500 list. Topping the list are AT&T, ExxonMobil, and McKesson, proving that any industry’s corporate operations will thrive in Texas.
About This Industry
The talent war is raging and in Texas, you can find multiple attractive markets to recruit and retain the future diverse talent needed for your business’s success.
In fact, the professional and business services sector employed 14% of the Texas non-farm workforce. Texas has been named the best state in the nation for business for the eighth consecutive time since 1996 thanks to our talented workforce, welcoming business climate, and state-of-the-art infrastructure. The state is also home to more than 30,000 financial services firms, including banks, credit unions, credit, and consumer lending services, insurance companies, investment firms, securities brokerages, accounting firms, and others employing over 800,000 people, or 6% of the state’s total non-farm employment.
Your Economic Guides to Texas
The Texas Economic Development Connection is a team of certified economic developers working in cooperation with governmental agencies, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations across Texas to support small businesses ready to expand or relocate to the Lone Star State. We help companies identify opportunities in Texas cities and stand prepared to help them begin their journey to becoming a Texan.