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Consider State Resource Limitations When Evaluating a Site

February 14, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When a business seeks to move or expand, they often focus on access to workforce, quality of life, and space concerns when they consider a new location. While these are all valid reasons for selecting a site, other considerations may be overlooked.  Perhaps the most commonly overlooked factor is access to and quantity of resources. While it can be easy to favor a site for its proximity to a major city, transit, and strong labor, if the area is resource-stressed, it can be harmful to a...

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Understanding Texas’ Alternative Energy Resources

February 01, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

From the outside, Texas hardly seems like the sort of state that would have an abundance of alternative energy resources and infrastructure. However, despite its reputation as an oil-loving producer, alternative energy makes up an estimated 20% of Texas’ generated energy, and has the highest installed wind capacity and 2nd highest solar market. That number is only expected to grow. For example, the cost of producing wind energy has dropped by two-thirds over seven years and Texas is home to...

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