tech firms flock to DFW Dallas Innovation Alliance is a coalition to promote Dallas as a smart global city (credit: DIA).

DALLAS—Texas is attractive to many companies due to its absence of state income tax. And, for tech companies, Austin has long been the golden child, but Dallas-Fort Worth has slowly been cultivating a lively startup community. Its strong entrepreneurial spirit and growing walkable community have generated a sizable tech presence in recent years, says JLL.