As the heart of the nation’s third fastest growing city, 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 major publications such as Forbes, Business Insider, and US News have ranked Dallas a top city for young professionals. 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.


DFW is the 4th largest labor pool in the country
with over 3.7 million workers. (BLS)

Total Civilian Labor Force within a
30 min drive of Downtown: 1.7M (ACS)


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Available SF
Total RSF
SF Occupied
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Downtown Dallas Market Rate In Comparison to Submarkets

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

Central Expressway
11% higher than Downtown
71% less available SF
Upper Tollway/West Plano
31% higher than Downtown
21% less available SF
Frisco/The Colony
26% higher than Downtown
83% 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.

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Data Infrastructure


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.

Public Incentives

Throughout the past two decades, over $400M direct public incentives have been provided throughout Downtown, generating more than $5.4B in private investment.

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