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Dallas looks good as HQ site

North Texas already has a stable of high-profile corporate headquarters, and it's in a good position to woo more as companies seek to move from expensive areas to cheaper ones, a New Jersey relocation consultant says.

Of 30 major U.S. cities, the Dallas-Fort Worth area offered the fourth-lowest annual operating cost for corporate headquarters, according to a recent study by John Boyd, head of the Boyd Co., a relocation consulting firm based in Princeton, N.J.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...hq.35a845d.html

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Dallas looks good as HQ site

North Texas already has a stable of high-profile corporate headquarters, and it's in a good position to woo more as companies seek to move from expensive areas to cheaper ones, a New Jersey relocation consultant says.

Of 30 major U.S. cities, the Dallas-Fort Worth area offered the fourth-lowest annual operating cost for corporate headquarters, according to a recent study by John Boyd, head of the Boyd Co., a relocation consulting firm based in Princeton, N.J.

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dw...hq.35a845d.html

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Houston is No. 2, with 22, followed by Atlanta, with 12, according to the 2007 Fortune 500.

Dallas ties with Chicago for fourth place, with 11 headquarters. But add in companies based in Fort Worth, Plano, Irving and other local cities, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area's tally climbs to 24.

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Yes, and out of Houston's suburbs, only Anadarko and American National Insurance Company add to the list, which ties us with the DFW metro area, right on the nose, at 24 each.

American National was #632, i.e., not in the Fortune 500. Houston metro had one fewer than DFW metro last year.

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I stand corrected. For some reason, the CNN Money Fortune 500 rankings include the top 1000 companies.

Either way both metros are doing awesome for their size when compared to other cities that have a larger population like Chicago. NYC is easily 3 times the size the of either Texas metro, but has a little less then twice the number of fortune 500 companies. I think that speaks well for the Texas economy and this area's appeal to firms looking to relocate.

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Either way both metros are doing awesome for their size when compared to other cities that have a larger population like Chicago. NYC is easily 3 times the size the of either Texas metro, but has a little less then twice the number of fortune 500 companies. I think that speaks well for the Texas economy and this area's appeal to firms looking to relocate.

Actually, NYC metro population is over 20 million... NYC metro population is closer to the population of the state of Texas (about 24 Million) than it is the population of either DFW or Houston Metro. How insane is that?!

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