In the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth area is Irving-Las Colinas, home to one of the largest master-planned business hubs in the United States. Irving-Las Colinas is known as the “Headquarters of Headquarters” because it has the largest number of Fortune 500 corporations per capita in Texas, according to the Dallas Business Journal.
“We have 10 Fortune 500 companies, 60 Fortune 1000 companies, and about 150 international corporations from Asia, Europe and Latin America, with Japanese companies having the most operations in our city,” said Vice President of International Affairs and Sister Cities with the Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce Joe Chapa. Japanese multinationals include NEC, 7-Eleven, Ito En, Mitsui & Co., Honda and Hitachi.
Chapa expects more Japanese investors will be attracted to Irving-Las Colinas, a city with a population of about 260,000, due to the Statement of Mutual Cooperation signed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Texas Governor’s Office last year. The SMC will help small and midsize enterprises based in Tokyo expand to Texas. Irving-Las Colinas is one of 18 community partners in the SMC.
“Irving-Las Colinas is a city built for business. We have worked hard to reduce the bureaucracy that companies often encounter when establishing a business,” said Chapa, who added that the city’s quality of life and amenities, such as golf and recreational facilities with access to world-class transportation and logistics infrastructure, are the reasons most often cited why companies “come home to Irving-Las Colinas.”
International travelers find Irving-Las Colinas’ convenient proximity to two major airports — Dallas Fort Worth International, the second-busiest airport in the world, and Dallas Love Field Airport — to be a major asset for the city.
The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce invites you to explore why the city’s 10,000 businesses representing big and small companies and diverse industries call this city home.