Fort Worth-Arlington Metroplex

Business Climate

  • Major Business Clusters: Aerospace & Aviation, Defense and Security, Energy, Financial Services, Food Processing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics

  • Major Employers: Acme Brick, Airbus Helicopters, Alcon Laboratories, American Airlines, Bell Helicopter Textron, BNSF Railway, GE Manufacturing Solutions, General Motors, GM Financial, J.P. Morgan Chase, Justin Brands, Lockheed Martin, Pier 1 Imports, Pratt & Whitney, XTO Energy

Metro Area/Talent

  • Region Population: 2,526,703

  • Workforce Population: 1,238,700

  • Higher Education: Tarrant County College District, Texas Christian University, The University of Texas at Arlington, Weatherford College
  • Health-Related Education: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


  • Interstate Highways: I-20, I-30, I-35

  • Airports: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport

  • Railroad Carriers: BNSF Railway, Union Pacific Railroad
  • Foreign Trade Zones: Two - No. 39 Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, No. 196 Fort Worth

Counties and Quick Links

Metropolitan Area: Dallas-Fort Worth Region

Tarrant County: ArlingtonFort Worth,  Grand PrairieMansfieldNorth Richland Hills

Other Counties: Hood County, Johnson County, Parker County, Somervell County, Wise County

Sources: Metropolitan Areas, Office of the Governor Economic Development & Tourism, Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission