WHY DALLAS?

BUSINESS-FRIENDLY

Business-friendly - Texas Sets the Gold Standard

Regulatory Environment

With its combination of low tax burden, streamlined regulatory framework, and robust support for corporate growth. This pro-business climate cultivates a fertile landscape for companies to innovate, expand, and thrive.Texas is celebrated for its regulatory landscape that prioritizes business growth and streamlining red tape. The state’s approach to regulations is designed to support companies in scaling their operations efficiently and without unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles. Some examples of how our pro-business approach will give you a competitive edge include:

Franchise Tax Cap

Texas has capped its franchise tax, which serves as the state’s primary form of business tax, to not exceed 1% for most businesses, promoting profitability.

Right-to-Work Laws

Such laws ensure that union membership is not a requirement for employment, giving businesses more flexibility in their operations.

Absence of State-Level Property Tax

While local property taxes exist, the lack of a state property tax reduces overall tax burdens on businesses.

Tax Exemptions for Manufacturing

Texas offers tax exemptions on necessary manufacturing equipment, allowing companies to invest more in production capacity and innovation.

Renewable Energy Incentives

The state provides various incentives for businesses investing in renewable energy sources, supporting sustainable and cost-effective operations

Connectivity

With a strategic central location and four interstate highways (I-20, I-30, I-35, and I-45) converging in Dallas, 93% of the U.S. population is a two-day drive or less. Dallas is served by three Class I railroads (Union Pacific, BNSF, and KCS), two intermodal facilities plus multiple short-line rails.

advantages

Telecommunications

State-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, including extensive fiber optic and broadband coverage, ensures businesses are well-connected.

Energy Grid

A reliable and independent energy grid with competitive energy costs, including renewable energy options, provides businesses with the power they need to operate efficiently.

Water Supply

Robust water infrastructure supports both current needs and future growth, a critical factor for many industries.

Infrastructure

The International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) is your connection to markets – global, national, regional and local. An intermodal and logistics district that encompasses 7,500 acres and 5 municipalities, the IIPOD is located at the hub of the nation’s best logistics transportation infrastructure. The confluence of three major railroad networks (Union Pacific, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe, and Kansas City Southern) puts 98% of the US market within 48 hours by train. These robust infrastructure elements create an environment where businesses can maximize their productivity and growth potential, making Dallas/DFW a strategic choice for relocation. The IIPOD’s strategic advantages include:

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the nation’s ninth largest cargo airport and only airport with the capacity to double operations in its existing footprint. All major US markets can be reached by air in 3.5 hours or less;

Direct access to three major interstate highways (I-35, I-20 & I-45) with all major North American markets accessible within 48 hours by truck;

The Union Pacific Dallas Intermodal Terminal in southern Dallas County provides intermodal access to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach;

Foreign Trade Zone 39 and its alternative site management framework allows for “usage-driven” trade zone sites in the IIPOD area. FTZ designation may allow businesses to delay, reduce or eliminate customs duties on some import categories.

Group 110

98%

OF U.S. MARKET WITHIN
48 HOURS BY TRAIN OR TRUCK

Path 49

3.5 HOUR FLIGHT

FROM ANYWHERE*

*IN THE U.S.

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THE NATION’S MOST EFFICIENT LOGISTICS HUB

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