As the heart of one of the nation’s fastest growing regions, Downtown Dallas indexes well below other major business centers both in taxes and corporate expenses. With a variety of state and local incentive programs for expanding and relocating businesses, it’s no wonder Dallas has been called the “Comeback City” and “Wall Street of the South.” The Dallas region leads the nation in job creation and has been dubbed the “economy on fire.” Built on a legacy of entrepreneurial spirit, with a robust infrastructure and the largest, most highly educated and skilled workforce in the region, Downtown Dallas combines the affordability, accessibility, and diversity that businesses need to thrive, now and tomorrow.


  • 4th best Labor Market in the US with over 3.7 million workers (WSJ)
  • 5th largest Tech workforce in the country and largest in Texas (City of Dallas)
  • 78% of all workers living in Dallas County also work here (DRC Economic Development Guide)
  • 72% of students stay and work in the region after graduation (DRC Economic Development Guide)
  • Total Civilian Labor Force within a 30 min drive of Downtown: 1.7M (ACS)

city demographics


Acres of undeveloped land
7.7M SF
of available class A office space
Total RSF

Downtown Dallas Market Rate In Comparison to Submarkets

Average Downtown gross asking rent is an average of 18% lower than competing submarkets.

Uptown/Turtle Creek
68.4% higher than downtown
70.3% less available SF
Frisco/The Colony
29.2% higher than downtown
89% less available SF
Upper Tollway/West Plano
26.7% higher than downtown
7.8% less available SF
9.3% higher than downtown
77.6% less available SF

*figures represent average gross asking rent per submarket

Business Ecosystem

Downtown is made of a highly diverse business environment with a variety of industry sectors.

business logos

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Data Infrastructure

data center map

Best State for Business for 18 consecutive years (Chief Executive Magazine)

#1 in the country for 3-year job growth (BLS, Dec 2022)

#1 in country for job recovery beyond pre-pandemic high (BLS, Dec 2022)


commute time by car

Airport Information

Distance in minutes from Downtown
  • DFW: 25 minutes
  • Love Field: 11 minutes
Number of international destinations
  • DFW: Service to 187 domestic and 62 international destinations
  • No information listed for Love Field
Total Passengers
  • DFW: 69M+
  • Love Field: 16M+

Public Transit and Last Mile

Downtown Dallas has a robust transportation network, one in which personal vehicles, light rail and commuter trains, streetcars, bicycles, scooters, and pedestrians coexist for multiple travel options at any comfort level. With over 93 miles of track and state-of-the-art touchless ticketing, DART not only has the longest light rail network in the country but also one of the cleanest, all lines of which converge in and serve the core of Downtown. Rideshare services, shared scooters, and micro-transit have made travel within the city center easy and affordable, offering a variety of transportation options to suit multiple needs and lifestyles.

Costs and Incentives

In just 25 years over half a billion dollars in direct public incentives have been provided in Downtown Dallas generating more than $5.7B in private investment.

City of Dallas

State of Texas

Local, State and Federal incentives

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