15 Nov 2012
November 15, 2012

Dallas/Fort Worth, the Tech Hub of Texas


Tad McIntosh, president of Addison-based staffing and HR firm HumCap, was recently quoted in a Dallas Business Journal article. The story is in regards to Totus Solutions, Inc., a security surveillance systems company planning on relocating to Austin from Carrollton in hopes of gaining access to the city’s talent pool of system engineers. McIntosh disagrees with the move, claiming that North Texas maintains one of the strongest ties in the region with technology-based industries.

The North Texas area, comprised of Dallas/Fort Worth and its surrounding cities, is home to many technological companies. Located in the area are companies such as:

  • American Airlines
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Texas Health Resources
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • Citigroup
  • AT&T Inc.
  • Verizon Communication
  • Texas Instruments
  • Albertsons
  • Brinker International
  • HCA Healthcare
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Kroger Food Stores
  • Target Corporation
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Bell Helicopter Textron
  • General Motors
  • Radioshack Corp.
  • Sprint

Mostly clustered in the area along the North Central Expressway between President George Bush Turnpike and Interstate 635 known as the Telecom Corridor, these companies are considered some of the nation’s most prominent firms in the information technology, telecommunications and semiconductor manufacturing sectors.

Additionally, the area’s pool of information technology professionals is further augmented by the presence of strong educational institutions such as UT Dallas and other local centers of higher education. These establishments consistently rank high among other colleges in the nation for their engineering and computer science programs, creating a strong foundation from which companies can hire and build competitive work-forces These world renowned programs create well-educated and experienced employees who can supplement the work forces of local tech companies.

With a strong history with technology-based corporations and a constant influx of new talent, North Texas seems poised to maintain its position as the largest Information Technology industry base in the state.

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