Discover Irving, Texas. As you do, you will quickly see that anyone looking for a great place to live, work, play, start a business and raise a family will find what they are looking for in Irving, Texas.
Our city leaders work alongside the Chamber to grow and support the business community, resulting in a strong pro-business climate with the slogan, Irving Is Open for Business.
Since railroad surveyors Otis Brown and Charles Schultz founded the city in the early 1900s, it has seen tremendous growth, especially in the past half-century. Irving now boasts a diverse population of more than 232,000 residents.
Business and Economy
Irving has a strong and solid economy due to the existence of thousands of successful businesses and their contributions to the city—and all projections show that the economy will continue to grow through the next decade.
North Texas is in the top one third of metropolitan areas in the U.S. for business expansion and Irving leads in many categories. For example, Las Colinas offers the most square footage of office space in North Texas.
Irving is located in Dallas County less than a twenty-minute drive to both DFW International Airport and Dallas Love Field.
The proximity to the airports and being in the Central Time Zone of the U.S. combine to provide access to almost any location in the continental U.S. within four hours. Business travelers can schedule meetings and return home the same day.
Jobs and Workforce
Irving is home to over 10,000 local and multi-national companies including 52 Fortune 500 companies—five with world headquarters in Irving. These companies have chosen to locate in Irving, Texas, because they know, Irving Is Built for Business.
- More than 65 foreign-owned companies have subsidiaries in Irving making it the third-leading city in Texas for foreign business investment. When these businesses locate in Irving, they have a Local Address with Global Access.
- The city was ranked number three for tech startups per capita in the U.S. by American Express through research conducted by SizeUp.com.
- Irving’s low unemployment rate is 3.4 percent compared to 4.1 percent statewide, and 4.9 percent nationwide as of February 2016.
Irving operates under a strong city manager form of government. The Irving City Council is comprised of a mayor and eight council members serving rotating terms. The city’s elected officials and staff are committed to ensuring the city’s financial stability. Their focus has resulted in maintaining AAA bond ratings from both Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investor Services.
In 2012, the city received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—only the second municipality to receive this honor for performance excellence. The Baldridge Award is bestowed by the president of the United States and honors both public and private organizations.
Due to this sound management, residents benefit from some of the lowest taxes, fees and water rates in North Texas.
The local temperatures ranges from 34 in January to 96 in July. There is an average of about 33 inches of rain per year and very little snowfall in the winter.
Irving averages 233 sunny days per year.
Hospital / Medical
City of Irving residents and visitors have access to a vast number of first-class healthcare providers and medical facilities.
There are three full-service, highly-accredited hospitals located in the city. In addition, the UT Southwestern Medical Center and its affiliated hospitals—including Parkland Hospital and its Level I Trauma Center—are nearby.
Irving was also chosen as the location of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy, a state-of-the-art technology that delivers targeted radiation directed by a 220-tom cyclotron that precisely focuses proton beams on a tumor, thus minimizing damage to adjacent tissue.
There are also numerous Irving-based family practice physicians and highly-trained medical specialists as well as several convenient urgent care clinics.
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