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Arlington has spent more than 60 years building itself into a powerhouse of sports, entertainment, and manufacturing in North Texas. Now, it’s building a reputation for corporate relocation and logistics, too.

This article originally appeared in the Dallas-Fort Worth Real Estate Review.

A home run. A touchdown. You can pick your sports metaphor when it comes to the city of Arlington becoming a dynamic part of the North Texas economy. The city’s hard work and foresight has made it much more than just the midway point between Dallas and Fort Worth.

The impending construction of the new $1.1 billion Globe Life Field and the adjacent $250 million Texas Live! entertainment district shows that the city is committed to staking its claim as a major player in DFW.

The city’s rise from being a mere road stop on what once was called the Dallas-Fort Worth Turnpike began in the middle of the last century, led by visionaries who saw its potential.

Today, Arlington sits off Interstate 30, the Tom Landry Highway, and it is arguably the entertainment and sports capital of North Texas — home to AT&T Stadium where the Dallas Cowboys play, the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park, and Six Flags Over Texas.

The city is a center for education, research, manufacturing, and logistics.

Already a major tourism destination, Arlington rapidly is becoming a jobs magnet, too.

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