Dallas - Fort Worth - Texas

The Dallas - Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area, a 9,469 square mile, 12 county region that includes Dallas, Fort Worth and 126 other municipalities, is one of the most prominent real estate markets in the country. It offers immeasurable possibilities for business diversity, growth and start up, and it is often a top choice when businesses decide to invest, build or relocate.

DFW is the largest metropolitan population in Texas and the ninth largest in the nation with more than 5.6 million residents. It ranks fifth in the nation in the number of Fortune 500 headquarters and is a world leader in transportation with excellent rail routes, rapid transit systems and interstate highways. The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the world's third busiest airport and serves more than 60 million passengers per year.

Residents and travellers alike enjoy DFW's first class hotels and restaurants, two major cultural arts districts, 64 performing theaters, 53 museums, 13 orchestras, 400 public parks and 60 lakes, 150 private and municipal golf courses, and 7 major league sports teams, including the world famous Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks. With its central location and time zone, fair weather, educated work force, low cost of living, as well as absence of a state personal income tax, corporate income tax and state property or unitary tax, institutions both large and small put DFW at the top of their list for corporate growth or relocation.

Houston - Texas 

Houston, the fourth most populous city in the United States, is well known as a centre for energy, medicine, international business and technology. The seat of Harris County, Houston is located on the upper gulf coast approximately 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The city's MSA consists of ten counties and there are more than 22 million people living within 100 miles of the city. In the future, Houston is predicted to outpace the nation in both job and population growth.

With a typically moderate and sunny climate, Houston allows residents and visitors to enjoy year round outdoor living, including the numerous lakes and nearby Gulf of Mexico. Sports fans can support professional teams in football, basketball, baseball, hockey and soccer. Houston is also home to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - the world’s largest - which attracts more than 1.8 million visitors each year. It is the largest volunteer organized event in the United States.

Cleveland - Ohio

Located along the southern coast of Lake Erie and along the western border of Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Northeast Ohio metropolitan area is one of the largest in area, and continues to be one of the preferred locations to live, work and play in the State of Ohio. Northeast Ohio encompasses a 16 county area and ranks as the 12th largest metro area in the United States with a population more than 4,100,000 residents and a $140 billion economy. The City of Cleveland is the largest city, located along Lake Erie; and moving south along I-77, are the cities of Akron and Canton; to the east along I-76 is Youngstown. This area is easily accessible by most of Ohio's major interstates, including port access in a few shoreline communities, including Cleveland along the Cuyahoga River and served by two major airports.

Historically, Northeast Ohio was in the heart of the rust belt, however, after the decline in steel production and the auto industry, the Northeast Ohio economy has become much more diverse. The area's economy is still heavily based on manufacturing, however, health care, science and engineering, biotechnology and biomedical, and education industries are growing. Cleveland is ranked highly among other U.S. markets, with respect to the number of company headquarters and Fortune 500 firms. Additionally, over 30 institutions of higher learning make their home in Northeast Ohio, and boasts over 27,000 college graduates per year.

Northeast Ohio continues to grow in tourism, receiving over eight million visitors a year. Cleveland is home to sports teams like the Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Cavaliers. Notable museums like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Great Lakes Science Museum and other nationally-renowned museums. Cleveland is also culturally rich with theaters, playhouses, restaurants, shopping centres and entertainment. Northeast Ohio offers many desirable amenities, a high standard of living and a healthy economy that attracts businesses and people to the area.