For manufacturing companies looking to plant roots in North Texas, the dynamic suburb of Midlothian has a clear message: “Come on in.”
Situated just 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas and Fort Worth, a Midlothian address offers businesses not only critical access to the vibrant North Texas market, but also a convenient springboard to the lucrative Austin, San Antonio and Houston markets.
The Ellis County community of 34,000 is evolving at a rapid pace yet has plenty of available land that offers proximity to strategic Texas highways, DFW amenities and the ever-growing North Texas workforce.
In fact, there are 3.5 million people within a 45-minute radius of Midlothian, and more than 1.1 million within a 30-minute radius.
Whether companies are seeking large or small parcels of land, Midlothian has planned accordingly to ensure it can accommodate.
The roughly 140-acre Midlothian Business Park is the city’s newest offering to companies in growth mode and was designed with smaller manufacturers in mind.
“The new business park offers sites designed for manufacturing companies who will appreciate the amenities and quality of life that Midlothian offers, and the advantageous proximity to major industries,” said Larry Barnett, president of Midlothian Economic Development.
Flexible real estate options in the park are ideal for tenants seeking five to 15 acres for facilities that could range from 20,000 to 150,000 square feet.
Oncor Electricity and Atmos Energy power the park while the telecommunications infrastructure, comprised of fiber and copper, is primarily served by AT&T.
By tapping into the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ (ERCOT) robust grid of transmission lines and generation units in the area, Midlothian Business Park has the ability to serve companies with extensive energy needs.
The Midlothian area is also home to substantial water resources thanks to two raw water sources through Joe Pool Lake and Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) as well as two water treatment plants.
Further, the city recently secured long-term rights to water from Richland Chambers and Cedar Creek Reservoirs in East Texas to ensure reliable service for current and future growth needs.
While Midlothian Business Park is well-suited for smaller operations related to manufacturing, data processing and distribution, RailPort Business Park, located just across the highway, caters to larger operations.
The 1,600-acre, dual rail-served park is home to distribution centers for Target, QuikTrip and Toys “R” Us as well as newer industrial park tenants Buckley Oil and Applied LNG. RailPort sites are optimal for companies desiring 10 to 200 acres.
Top-notch infrastructure, logistical assets and low tax rates make both Midlothian Business Park and RailPort choice destinations for a variety of companies considering the southern DFW area.
But perhaps most beneficial to incoming advanced manufacturing and high-tech companies is the fluid North Texas workforce. Young, ambitious, experienced, educated, skilled, productive – these are all workforce qualities that continue to draw expanding and relocating companies to North Texas.
Rich in public, private and technical educational institutions that foster an environment of collaboration, the DFW area is cultivating workforce training solutions and intellectual innovation.
This translates into a pipeline of quality talent designed to meet employers’ changing needs – today and tomorrow.
Every day, in every direction, the growth in North Texas is crystal clear, and Midlothian is an integral part of that exciting evolution.
It’s tough to beat a location that not only answers business’ operational needs, but also offers a quality of life that delivers access to sleek entertainment, cultural and dining amenities paired with semi-rural, less-congested, luxury living options.
We invite you to visit Midlothian – where a refreshing fusion of business and lifestyle amenities awaits.