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Small City Vibe, Big City Resources

February 24, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

When choosing a job, a factor many employees consider is the quality of life in the region the job is located. For companies, this can be a major factor in selecting a site for relocation. In both cases, the factors that make up quality of life (e.g. recreation, local schools, safety, climate) do not always correlate with the resources and interests a big city holds. For many site selectors, this means seeking the best of both worlds, a big thriving city with great nearby resources for...

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Why Midlothian: Ennis, Inc.

February 24, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

WHY MIDLOTHIAN?

Few things can tell a community’s story better than its business residents’ insights. This is why we created the “Why Midlothian?” series

In this series, Midlothian companies share their experiences, observations and impressions about why Midlothian has proven a great fit for their business needs. We hope their stories will inspire you to consider how you can make something great with us in Midlothian.

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How Quality of Place Attracts Quality Talent to Your Business

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

It’s no secret that a skilled workforce is key to a company’s success.

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Permitting in Midlothian, Texas: "Amazing and unprecedented..."

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

In early 2013, bulk solvent and chemical products distributor Buckley Oil Company began searching for a new home. One of America’s oldest petrochemical companies, Buckley Oil wanted to relocate its then-Dallas-based headquarters and distribution operations to accommodate the company’s path of growth and modernization plans.

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Site Consultant Kate McEnroe Shares Expert Tips for Corporate Site Selection

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Corporate site selection is a complex undertaking – even for those well acquainted with the task.

From the initial decision to expand or relocate to the proverbial ribbon-cutting ceremony, there are countless decisions for a company to make – and no two projects are ever alike. There are real estate searches, market analyses, labor studies, construction costs and quality of life considerations – not to mention securing connections with the appropriate local, regional and state officials.

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Midlothian’s Larry Barnett Named One of Top 50 Economic Developers in North America

February 22, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

Larry Barnett, president / CEO of Midlothian Economic Development, has been named to Consultant Connect’s 2017 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers list. He was one of just seven economic developers from Texas to appear on the list.

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An Inviting Infrastructure: Texas Wide Open for Business

February 07, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

  

What do Amazon, Apple and Toyota all have in common?

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Progressive Thinking When Choosing a Site

February 07, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When it comes to choosing the ideal site for your business relocation, site selectors fall back on the same things: local community, labor availability, and local business climate. These tried and true factors are selector’s top choices for a reason. But with the mass migration of business from more populated East and West Coast urban areas to locations along the South and Midwest, companies are often competing for space that suits their needs.  

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Why Quality Life Actually Matters for Site Selection

February 07, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

Take a look at the list of factors site selectors consider when choosing a location. Odds are, they're not too different. Labor availability, workforce costs, energy reliability, highway access typically rank high on their list of location factors. However, there is one additional factor that should never be overlooked: quality of life.

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Trends in Site Selection — A look at 2016 & 2017

February 02, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

As 2016 just came to a close, we anticipate the year ahead in terms of site selection and industry trends. By evaluating the successes of 2016 and the expectations for 2017, we break down potential trends to keep an eye out for.

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