Dallas is a city in, and the county seat of, Paulding County, Georgia.
Dallas is a northwestern suburb of Atlanta, located approximately 30 miles from downtown.
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the state of Georgia, with an estimated 2013 population of 447,841.
The city is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people, and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States.
Serving as the county seat of Fulton County, Atlanta and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County.
Atlanta is considered a “world city,” ranking 36th among world cities and 8th in the nation with a gross domestic product of $270 billion.
The economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors including logistics, professional and business services, media operations, and information technology.
The Atlanta metropolitan area is the eighth largest economy in the country and 17th largest in the world.
Corporate operations comprise a large portion of Atlanta’s economy, with the city serving as the regional, national, or global headquarters for many corporations.
Atlanta contains the country’s third largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, and the city is the global headquarters of corporations such as The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, Chick-fil-A, UPS, and Newell-Rubbermaid.
Over 75 percent of Fortune 1000 companies conduct business operations in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and the region hosts offices of about 1,250 multinational corporations.
The city is home to professional franchises for three major team sports: the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association, and the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.