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)
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.