21 Dallas-Fort Worth companies make the Forbes 2000 list

By May 14, 2014Uncategorized


From Dallas Business Journal by Korri Kezar

More than 20 of the world’s 2,000 largest and most powerful companies call Dallas-Fort Worth home. In its annual listing of the Global 2000,Forbes studied thousands of businesses across the globe based on sales, profits, assets and market value. While Chinese bank ICBC took first place for the second year in a row, the United States leads as the country with the most ranked companies on the list at 564. And of the U.S. companies, nearly two dozen are from DFW, including giants likeExxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) and Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB). North Texas companies on the list range from telecommunications to travel and from retail to food products.

“The North Texas economy benefits tremendously from having a high concentration of corporate headquarters,” said Robert Dye, chief economist forComerica Bank. “Headquarters jobs tend to be high-paying and they also tend to be less cyclical than production jobs. Because they are high paying jobs that may require a significant amount of training, the overall population of the region benefits from the added support to educational and cultural institutions.” Comerica, which took place 950, was also happy with its ranking. “Moving up in ranking 37 spots from last year is a testament to our relationship focus and our growth and success not only in Texas, but across all the markets Comerica serves,” said Kyle Tarrance, Comerica’s vice president of corporate communications.

Here’s a full list of DFW companies making the Global 2000:

6. Exxon Mobil (Irving)

23. AT&T (Dallas)

366. Kimberly-Clark (Irving)

421. Texas Instruments (Dallas)

575. Southwest Airlines (Dallas)

726. American Airlines Group (Fort Worth)

814. Fluor (Irving)

819. HollyFrontier (Dallas)

950. Comerica (Dallas)

1071. Celanese (Irving)

1148. Alliance Data Systems (Plano)

1206. Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Plano)

1368. D.R. Horton (Fort Worth)

1391. Flowserve (Irving)

1421. Pioneer Natural Resources (Irving)

1509. Tenet Healthcare (Dallas)

1656. J.C. Penney (Plano)

1776. GameStop Corp. (Grapevine)

1830. Dean Foods (Dallas)

1854. Denbury Resources (Plano)

1962. Range Resources (Fort Worth)


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