Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the U.S., and Fort Worth is the 2nd largest city in the area. In 2013, Fort Worth-Arlington ranked No. 15 on Forbes‘ list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. The Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex is home to over 10,000 corporate headquarters and home to 20 Fortune 500 companies, making DFW area the largest corporate headquarters concentration in the United States. Forth Worth is the 6th largest concentration of high-tech workers in U.S. and 5th largest metro in self-employment in U.S., with 27.9% population of labor force owning a bachelor’s degree. This also results in the growth of DFW International Airport, making it the 2nd largest airport in U.S., the 3rd busiest airport in the world by aircraft movements, and the 9th busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.


The Dallas Regional Chamber’s interactive map of coworking, accelerators and incubators, innovation centers, makerspaces, and executive offices. Each tab represents different areas of the ecosystem. View


Startup Launch Checklist

The following is a brief step-by-step checklist designed to help jumpstart your venture. These steps may be tailored and re-ordered based on your startup’s status and stage in the business lifecycle.



DFW Resources Quick Guide



Startup Phases Infographic