It marks the North Texas region’s second year in the top spot after it dethroned San Francisco in 2016. Its two-year reign stems from consistent job growth over the past several years, Forbes reported. Last year, Dallas-Plano-Irving posted 2.8-percent growth and has seen 19.6-percent growth since 2012.
“Simply put, this Energizer bunny just doesn’t stop,” Forbes wrote.
The region is poised to keep hold of its job consistency for a few reasons. It’s home to a range of industries, with the Big D posting double-digit percentage growth in almost every sector that Forbes measures, from energy to business services and construction to finance.
It also offers financial factors attractive to both companies and workers, including affordable housing and low taxes, Forbes added.
The proof of “the Big D’s domination” can be seen in the growth of its resident and business populations. Last year, the region saw a 2.02-percent increase in residents.
And over the past few years, Dallas-Plano-Irving has attracted a number of headquarters relocations, including Toyota North America, Jamba Juice, Pei Wei and Jet Suite.
If they’re not moving here, many companies are opening major hubs in the region. Payless announced a new office in Dallas. It joins others like JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Mutual and Boeing in dotting North Texas with a diverse range of corporate campuses.
Dallas is leading what Forbes dubbed the “surging south,” as many of the list’s top spots went to southern cities. Austin ranked second, logging 39-percent job growth since 2006.