Texas’s size and diversity can be overwhelming when contemplating a move. Dividing the state into regions makes it much easier to determine where to relocate a business.

With the twin economic engines of Dallas and Fort Worth, the Metroplex Region is popular with those looking for a big city lifestyle – but the area is also home to quaint small towns and family-friendly suburbs. Here are 9 Things You Should Know About the Metroplex Region.

It’s more than meets the eye: The Metroplex Region gets its name from Dallas and Fort Worth and their surrounding suburbs, but it also includes a host of small and mid-size cities across 19 counties and 15,600 square miles.

It’s big and it’s growing: The region is home to more than 8 million people, more than a quarter of Texas’s total population. Since the 2010 census, it’s grown by nearly 20 percent, which means 1.2 million people have moved to the Metroplex Region in the last decade.

Sports fans rejoice: Dallas (technically Arlington, right next door) is home to what is arguably the most visible NFL team of all, the Dallas Cowboys. But the region also sports a number of additional major and minor league teams, including the MLB’s Texas Rangers, the NHL’s Dallas Stars, the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, the WNBA’s Dallas Wings, and the MLS’s FC Dallas, along with an array of college teams and amateur leagues, plus high school teams and youth sports clubs.

There’s plenty of outdoor adventures: Residents of the Metroplex Region enjoy a two states parks as well as Lake Texoma, one of the largest reservoirs in the United States. It’s home to sailing, fishing, boating, camping, water skiing and more. There are also a number of smaller lakes and rivers in the region.

Culture abounds: Residents and visitors to Dallas and Fort Worth enjoy several world-class museums as well as renowned theatre, dance and musical performances.

It’s home to a wide range of industries: Like much of Texas, the Metroplex Region is home to oil and gas and its supporting industries, but it is also home to telecommunications; computer and electronic manufacturing; data processing, hosting and related services; and transportation services.

Educational opportunities are plentiful: Several top colleges and universities can be found in the region, including Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas. Two medical schools, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center are located in the Metroplex Region.

You can definitely get there from here: Several major railways have terminals in the region and it is home to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.

It’s one of the state’s top destinations for business: Business owners looking to relocate in Texas will discover that the Metroplex Region offers a low-cost of living, a business-friendly environment, a well-educated and skilled employee pool and an accessible transportation network.

For more information about relocating a business to Texas in the Metroplex Region and beyond, call us at 214-775-0617 to schedule free consultation with Texas EDConnection.