A City Built for Business
Irving is home to over 8,500 local and multi-national companies that chose to locate in Irving, Texas, because they know, Irving Is Open 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 3.7 percent compared to 4.4 percent statewide, and 5.0 percent nationwide as of April 2017.
A Global City
Irving is well-equipped to meet the demands of the global economy. It is connected to continents across the globe through the many multi-national businesses with headquarters or a presence in the City.
The service and high-tech workforce also confirms Irving’s place as a global city prepared to meet future needs of local and worldwide business.
Although Irving is not a major manufacturing location, the proximity to DFW International Airport and the major interstate roads that connect North Texas to all parts of the country have allowed the area to become a major transportation and distribution hub.
The City of Irving is a uniquely diverse city in many categories—in fact, the city boasts the most diverse zip code in the U.S. (75038) according to Trulia.com, with an equally divided population among Asian, Hispanic, black and white residents. That diversity exists in almost all other sections of the city.
Each ethnic group adds to the fabric of Irving with festivals and religious observances. Cinco de Mayo, Easter, Rosh Hashanah, Kwanzaa, the Hindu festival of Diwali and Ramadan are all observed by various segments of the Irving community.
This richness of diversity is beneficial to learning about other cultures in this global city.