Dallas No. 1 for Small-Biz Job Growth


Dallas regained its spot as the nation’s No. 1 metropolitan statistical area for small-business job growth in October, according to the Dallas Business Journal.


Nationally, job growth remained steady, growing at 0.23 percent over the past 12 months, according to the study conducted by payroll services company Paychex and business analyst firm IHS.


Dallas has been the country’s star for several months, only missing the No. 1 spot as the top job creator in one month: September. Officials are attributing that to a random fluctuation in the market. In October, Dallas overtook Seattle.


That growth isn’t expected to stop. While index numbers can’t predict the future, Dallas is showing very positive small-business growth trends.


At Ebby Halliday Realtors, the strength of the Dallas economy is music to our ears. Simply put, we’re bullish on Dallas and the entire D-FW region.


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Business Journal Ranks Ebby No. 1


Ebby Halliday Real Estate Inc. has again topped the Dallas Business Journal’s annual list of the Largest North Texas Residential Real Estate Brokerages.


The journal’s most-recent list ranked North Texas real estate firms based on closed transactions in 2013. The Ebby Halliday Companies, which includes Ebby Halliday Realtors and Dave Perry-Miller & Associates, closed 19,523 transactions, an almost 20 percent increase over 2012, and approximately 42 percent more transactions than our nearest competitor.


The Ebby Halliday Companies’ approximately $6.4 billion in sales volume in 2013 was 25 percent higher than 2012, which also places the Dallas-based firm No. 1 in sales volume in North Texas.


A sincere thank-you to our valued clients and our dedicated, hard-working Associates and staff. It’s clear that North Texas is the best place to be in business, and that Ebby Halliday is the best place to be in real estate!

Texas Top State for Small Businesses



Texas is the best place in America for small businesses, according to a just-released survey from Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The annual United States Small Business Friendliness survey found five of the nation’s top 10 friendliest cities for small businesses are in Texas.


While those of us fortunate enough to live in the very business-friendly D-FW Metroplex may not totally agree with the survey’s ranking of Texas cities, we are proud of our state’s significant representation. The survey says Houston is the nation’s third most business-friendly city, Austin No. 4, Dallas No. 6, Fort Worth No. 7, and San Antonio No. 8.


Also rating highly were Colorado Springs, Boise and Louisville. On the other end of the spectrum, Sacramento, Providence, Buffalo, Bridgeport and San Diego ranked least favorable for starting a small business, according to the survey.