Four major companies are seriously considering relocating their headquarters to Dallas or its surrounding suburbs, a top regional economic development officer told the Dallas Business Journal in an exclusive interview. Dale Petroskey, president and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber, declined to name the companies, but said that the combined total of jobs at play would be several thousand. While none of the moves are a certainty, the Dallas region is on the very short list for all four. “We’ve made it to the finals with these companies,” he said. “A lot of people want to move here.” The four are all Fortune 1000 companies, and they have different timeframes for their moves. The Fortune list is made up of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked be revenues. The Dallas area has attracted 70 of these corporate headquarters in the last five years, including 35 from California.
- Dallas Business Journal, January 25, 2015