International Resources

Plano, Texas operates in the global economy.

In Plano, you will find yourself in good company. Many of the world’s leading global firms are based here. Plano is in the nation’s second largest state and the nation’s fourth largest metro. Its central location and excellent transportation infrastructure provide access to a large labor pool of  over 3 million people. Trucks can reach 37% of the US population in 24 hours and 93% in 48 hours. If Texas were a nation, its gross domestic product would rank 10th in the world. Texas is the largest exporter in the United States. Its top trading partners are Mexico, Canada, China, the Netherlands and Brazil.

Global Businesses

Plano’s Major Global Businesses include: 

  • Toyota Motor North America
  • Frito-Lay
  • DXC Technology (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise)
  • Nokia
  • Ericsson
  • AT&T
  • Intuit
  • St. Jude Medical
  • PepsiCo
  • Samsung Electronics America
  • NTT DATA (formerly Dell Services)
  • Harley Davidson
  • SOLiD Gear
  • Altice USA
Plano’s international businesses represent:

  • Defense
  • Electronics
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Information technology and software
  • Medical devices
  • Oil and gas
  • Telecommunications

International Transportation Advantages

  • DFW International is the nation’s fourth busiest airport and is gateway to 182 domestic and 62 international destinations. DFW is served by 27 passenger airlines and 24 cargo carriers. 
  • Port of Houston, the nation's largest port (actual weight carried), is 260 miles away.
  • Within 45 minutes of 4 Foreign Trade Zones
    • Eligible designation for Usage-Driven Foreign Trade Zone Site of the DFW Foreign Trade Zone
  • Central Time Zone


The City of Plano maintains Sister City relationships with:
The City of Plano is receptive and responsive to International business, educational and cultural opportunities. For more information about Plano’s international business climate or establishing a presence in Plano, contact the Office of Economic Development at 972-208-8300.

Here is how our staff can assist you:

  • Provide 1-on-1 briefings about Plano and its key businesses
  • Provide site searches
  • Assist with development and marketing of business and industry conferences and roundtables
  • Facilitate and convene business-to-business networking meetings with the region's business allies and agencies