| Although Dallas is no longer a hotbed for manufacturing like it was in the early 20th century, plenty of goods are still manufactured in the city. Texas Instruments employs 10,400 people at its corporate headquarters and chip plants in Dallas, and defense and aircraft manufacturing still dominates the economy of nearby Fort Worth. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Metroplex as a whole has one of the largest concentration of corporate headquarters in the United States. The city of Dallas has 14 Fortune 500 companies, the 3rd most in the United States while DFW as a whole has 25.
New additions to the list include AT&T, which announced plans in June 2008 to relocate its corporate headquarters to Downtown Dallas from San Antonio, and Comerica Bank, which relocated in 2007 from Detroit. Irving is home to four Fortune 500 companies of its own, including ExxonMobil, the most profitable company in the world and the second largest by revenue, Kimberly-Clark, Fluor (engineering), and Commercial Metals. Additional companies internationally headquartered in the Metroplex include Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, RadioShack, Neiman Marcus, 7-Eleven, Brinker International, AMS Pictures, id Software, ENSCO Offshore Drilling, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Chuck E. Cheese's, Zales and Fossil. Corporate headquarters in the northern suburb of Plano include Electronic Data Systems, Frito Lay, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and JCPenney.
The Top Fortune 500 Companies in Dallas in 2009 were (in ranking order): AT&T; Texas Instruments; Dean Foods; Energy Future Holdings Corporation; Southwest Airlines; Tenet Healthcare; Energy Transfer Equity; Centex; Atmos Energy; Celanese; Affiliated Computer Services; Holly; Blockbuster Inc.; and, Crosstex Energy. Dallas Info Source
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