D-FW scores well in Forbes list of best cities for business
The Dallas-Fort Worth area fares well in the 13th annual list of Best Places for Business and Careers issued by Forbes magazine Dallas ranked No.
10 on the list and the Fort Worth-Arlington
area ranked No. 16, according to Forbes.
No. 1 on the list is Raleigh, N.C., and Des Moines, Iowa.
The magazine cited Texas cities as among the most-business friendly
in the nation because of the state's low-cost, pro-business regulatory environment and said the state was one of the last "to succumb to the recession and one of the first to bounce back."
Other Texas cities high in the rankings were Austin at No. 7, San Antonio at eighth, Houston at 19 and El Paso at 36.
At the other end of the spectrum was California, which was home to eight cities that ranked in the bottom 25, the magazine said.
Forbes based its ranking on past and projected job growth, costs of business and living, income growth, educational attainment and projected economic growth. It also factored in such things as crime rates, cultural and recreational opportunities and net migration patterns. Also, the magazine looked at the number of highly ranked universities in an area.