Business Facilities has posted the best places for corporate headquarters. Irving-Las Colinas was one of the top three. The following is an excerpt from their article.
For companies searching for a home where they can have it all, look no further than Irving-Las Colinas. Centrally located in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Irving-Las Colinas is known as the “Headquarters of Headquarters” with more Fortune 1000 global headquarters per capita than any other city with a population of more than 2,000 in Texas—and all for good reason.
Whether companies are looking for high-quality housing and lifestyle options for their teams, an educated and diverse talent pool, a central location with global access within 10 minutes or business-friendly incentives, Irving-Las Colinas has it all.
“Our people like Texas, and Las Colinas is attractive for them because we travel so much, so being close to DFW is a great option,” said Alvaro Luque, president and CEO of Avocados from Mexico, which is headquartered in Irving-Las Colinas. “Also, with all the options that you have in restaurants and entertainment, you can find everything that you need here in the city, and that’s a great advantage for anyone that wants to live or work here in Irving, Las Colinas.” This year, Avocados from Mexico was recognized as one of Fast Company’s “World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.”
Irving-Las Colinas offers employers the opportunity to provide their teams at-work flexibility that few cities in the region can—the time-honoring lifestyle known as the “10-Minute Life.” The phrase describes an idyllic lifestyle where all the necessities and amenities of life are literally within a 10-minute transit timespan. One can travel to the office or the store, dine at eclectic and diverse restaurants, reach miles of hiking and biking trails, pick up students from school, go to a live concert or get to two major airports—all within 10 minutes. Access to this way of life helps companies in Irving-Las Colinas move beyond the standard benefits and offer employees an array of work-life balance amenities, all within easy reach.
Earlier this year, CHRISTUS Health, an international Catholic, faith-based health system with more than 600 facilities, announced that it would relocate and expand its headquarters within Irving with the construction of a 400,000+-square-foot building. The new location will be within walking distance of more than 20 restaurants, several hotels, the city’s newest entertainment venue, the Toyota Music Factory, and multiple lifestyle housing options. State Bank of Texas also recently announced the relocation of its headquarters to Irving-Las Colinas, and will develop a 47,000-square-foot building adjacent to the CHRISTUS property.
“Irving, the chamber and the economic development partnership have been very supportive,” said Ernie Sadau, CEO of CHRISTUS. “They took a leap of faith on us nine years ago and they’re working with us again to stay in the area. When we see that and the quality of life that this area can provide, it makes us believe that we’ve made the right decision.”
Read the full story at Business Facilities.