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Business Profile and Targeted Industries

Industry Profile: Garland is home to North Central Texas’ largest agglomeration of manufacturing firms, exceeding 350, which commonly integrate advanced technology into the production, supply and distribution process.

Industry Dominance: A shift share analysis reveals that Garland has a number of business sectors (by NASIC code) for which it exceeds national and regional concentrations:

Key Garland Strengths

Strongest Garland Presence (Garland to U.S. ratio of employment share >2.0, over 100 Garland jobs) and above average Regional Growth (>4.7%/year)
4238 Machinery & Supply Merchant Wholesalers
5312 Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers
2361 Residential Building Construction
4241 Paper/Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers
7139 Other Amusement & Recreation Industries
7221 Full-service Restaurants
8112 Electronic Equipment Repairs and Maintenance
3255 Painting, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
5172 Wireless Telecommunication Carriers


Dominant Cluster: Garland’s dominant cluster thus falls under the Advance Manufacturing and Technology” (AT&M) cluster deemed a high priority by the State of Texas.

Competitive Power: This industry aggregation is due in large part to the City’s uncommon arrangement as owner of its own electric utility, Garland Power & Light. This has allowed Garland to offer very competitive rates to power-intensive manufacturing operations.

Corporate Citizens: Corporate citizens include a number of national and multi-national corporations: Raytheon, Kraft Foods, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Interceramic, Ecolab, Mapei, Valspar, Sherman-Williams and others.

 Garland's Major Employers

Garland ISD 7,300
Raytheon 2,200
City of Garland 2,000 
Wal-Mart Super Centers 1,250
Baylor Medical Center Garland 1,185 
Atlas Copco 727
US Food Service 500
Hatco (Resistol) 372
Home Depot 339
Prestige Ford 310
Plastipak Packaging 269
L-3 Communications EOS 262
Interceramic 250
Valspar 250
Sherwin Williams 224
Kraft Foods 224
General Dynamics Ordnance 200
Carroll Co. 200
Arrow Fabricated Tubing 200
Daisy Brands 200
Sears Logistics Services 200