- Business Information
GDP per Capita:
||Medical instruments for
surgeons, Electronic integrated circuits, Computers and Computer parts,
Scrap iron, steel, regional jet parts.
Major Foreign Exchange Counters:
||Western Union and Thomas
Technology, tourism, semiconductors, Insurance, biotechnology, and
||Processed food, consumer
goods, automobile and auto parts, machines.
Dallas was once an agricultural economy. With its growth and development,
Dallas became an important center for industries. The inventions of means of
transport and communication led to rapid industrialization. Cotton industry
in Dallas was on an all time high at the start of twentieth century.
Dallas was the largest inland cotton market in the world. Dallas is a hub
for economic activity all over the southwestern United States. In the 1930s
Dallas became a center of US oil market. The other sector that is highly
developed in the region is the telecommunications sector. The Dallas-Fort
Worth Metroplex houses a variety of corporate headquarters in the United
States. Dallas is also one of the world's most popular shopping destinations
of the world. The city has a large number of shopping malls.
Dallas is ranked as the third most popular destination for business travel
in the United States. Dallas also hosts a variety of events like trade
shows, trade fairs, expos, exhibitions and conventions round the year.
Dallas also houses one of the largest and busiest convention centers of the
world which covers an area of around 93,000 sq m.
Major Business Centers
Dallas convention center:
The Dallas convention center was originally known as Dallas Memorial
Auditorium. The venue came into existence in 1957. The name was changed to
Dallas Convention Center in 1970s. The center covers an area of around
190,000 sq m. However the exhibitions space that the center offers is 93000
sq m .
A DART Station is located underneath the west-wing of the facility. The
complex also houses:
- 1,740 seat theatre.
- 105 meeting rooms.
- 2 ballrooms.