Dallas-Fort Worth is among the U.S. metros that prosper by giving citizens the freedom to flourish.
Adam Smith immortalized “The Wealth of Nations,” but prosperity in today’s world increasingly depends on the wealth of cities. In the United States, the 100 largest metropolitan areas churn out 65 percent of all economic output. In Texas, the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas account for 63 percent of the state’s economy. With San Antonio and Austin added in, the big-city share rises to 76 percent.