Plano, the fourth-largest city in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, is proud of its global reputation as one of the best places to live and do business. This distinctive corporate environment has attracted more than 13,000 businesses and 67 Forbes Global 2000 companies, which include many globally recognized brands.
“Plano is a major employment center for one of the fastest-growing regions in the United States,” said Plano Director of Economic Development Doug McDonald. He attributes this positive performance to the city’s well-educated workforce, world-class real estate, outstanding transportation infrastructure, superior schools and a highly skilled business community.
“One of our major strengths is our diversity, which contributes to our strong sense of community,” McDonald said. “We are an international community with more than 25% of our population born outside of the United States.”
Plano is well-known as the City of Excellence, and is home to several Japanese multinationals, such as NTT Data Inc., Tokio Marine North America Inc., TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. and Toyota Motor North America Inc.
“More Japanese companies and families have located in Plano because of the exceptional quality of life and long-running relationships with the Japanese business community,” McDonald added. “Plano is home to more than 30 Japanese companies. We are grateful to have a strong partnership with each of these companies, and consider it an honor to be a partner in their success.”
The number of Japanese companies thinking of expanding to Plano or other parts of Texas has been growing. McDonald wants those businesses to know that Plano will offer all the necessary support to ensure that they succeed.