I never knew Dallas-Fort Worth had such international presence. From DallasNews.com:

When talk turns to global competition, Dallas-Fort Worth usually isn’t mentioned in the same breath as Tokyo, London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles or Chicago.

But look out, Chicago, we’re gaining on you. And Los Angeles, don’t get too comfy in the sixth spot, either.

The reason for our optimism is a just-released Dallas Regional Chamber study that ranks the D-FW metropolitan area 10th, just behind Chicago and ahead of Houston, among the world’s most globally competitive cities. Of the 21 metro areas ranked on talent, business climate, resources, access and quality of life, ours was one of only five regions to score well in each category. […]