LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION
Irving lies in the center of North Texas. With the region’s extensive network of highways, it is in close proximity to our region’s two major airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field, and Irving is also within a 15-minute drive to the downtown area of both Dallas and Fort Worth.
This proximity to airports, easy access to the entire region via roads and rail—both commuter light rail and heavy rail—make Irving an excellent choice for businesses and individuals looking for the perfect location to work, live, establish a business and enjoy the many amenities of our city. Irving-Las Colinas has the enviable label of being the Corner Office of the Metroplex.
A Global City
As the third-leading city in Texas for foreign business investment, Irving-Las Colinas is truly a global gateway. We offer international companies a LOCAL ADDRESS with GLOBAL ACCESS with our close proximity – just minutes away – from two international airports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field. More than 150 foreign-owned companies have offices located in Irving-Las Colinas, with their global headquarters in countries including Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK.
In addition, Irving has a strong focus on international business partnerships. The Chamber, in partnership with the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce (USMCOC), established the International Trade Development and Assistance Center (ITDAC, or the “Center”).The Center’s mission is to facilitate communication of business information and assistance between companies in Irving-Las Colinas and the international community.
The Center focuses on international business development. Initially, Mexico was the primary focus for international development as Texas’s number one trading partner, and the Center works in partnership with the USMCOC to leverage bi-national business networks with the USMCOC’s 18 chapters throughout the U.S. and Mexico, and its activities with high-level public sector officials in both countries. Today, Irving’s initiative expand to include markets throughout Asia and Europe.
Recognized as the second-most culturally diverse city in the U.S. – according to personal finance website Finder – in Irving we embrace and celebrate diversity. More than 90 nationalities are represented throughout our city and numerous languages are spoken at Irving schools, providing businesses with access to a workforce that is both diverse and highly educated.
A City on the Move
In Irving, accessibility is what sets us apart. Whether that means access to a diverse, educated workforce of 3.3 million people all within a 30-minute commute or access to all points in the region, the country and the globe beyond, Irving’s central location in the heart of the Metroplex and North Texas is unmatched.
The close proximity to our region’s two major airports – both about 10 minutes away – provides Irving residents and corporations with easy reach to a wealth of leading business markets and prime leisure destinations. Both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field offer more than 200 direct flights per day to points throughout the United States and beyond. Major cities within the region, including Houston, Austin and Oklahoma City are all accessible in four hours via our city’s network of highways.
Irving’ leaders also purposefully developed the city’s jobs, housing and amenities around major transportation centers that offer accessibility to all of Dallas-Fort Worth and beyond. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail system Orange Line includes six stations located throughout the city, offering commuters an easy ride to and from work and residents access to our region’s many amenities.