The advantages of working and living in Texas have been making national headlines. Texas boasts one of the most vibrant economies in the United States, leading in job growth, corporate relocation and net migration. With a business-friendly environment, low taxes and strong labor force, Texas is the ideal location for companies seeking a location for their office, corporate campus, distribution center, manufacturing facility or retail establishment. Fort Worth is the 17th largest city in the nation. Fort Worth is the fastest-growing metropolitan city (cities over 500,000) in the United States. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 6.3 million people, making it the largest market in the southern US and the fourth largest in the nation. Texas is a right-to-work state. North Texas offers a robust transportation network, including the Alliance Global Logistics Hub and DFW Airport. With DFW Airport, passengers can reach all major cities in the US within four hours. Texas has 306,404 miles of highway, more than any other state. Texas has 45 railroads operating on 10,405 rail lines. Texas ranked as the top exporting state in 2010 for the ninth year in a row according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Site Selection magazine ranks Texas No. 2 and DFW area No. 4 for corporate relocations and expansions - March 2012 Chief Executive magazine May 3, 2011 - In its seventh annual report on the best and worst states in which to do business, Texas ranked #1 as the best state for the seventh consecutive year. CNBC (July 2011) ranked Texas #2 on its list of Top States for Business 2011 According to USA Today (June 21, 2011), Texas became the nation’s second-largest economy during the past decade, displacing New York. In 2010, Texas contributed 8.3% to the United States’ total GDP.