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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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Utilizing Local Resources: The Simple Key to Selecting A Great Site

January 20, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

When it comes to choosing a site for a business, the important variables typically rate the same amongst site selectors in all industries. Site-selectors traditionally seek locations with good economic benefits for companies in the form of tax breaks, strong local schools and communities with high-rankings for families, and the cost and availability of land necessary for the project.

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Selecting a Prime Location: The Importance of a Strong Workforce

January 20, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

As a site selector, there’s a plethora of factors that play into choosing a location for your business. Each holds heavy importance to the decision making process. However, breaking down the key factors helps site selectors make informed decisions that benefit the business in the long run. For instance, access to a skilled workforce can make or break a location.

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A Well-Positioned Workforce: Midlothian's Labor Market Climate

January 12, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

As Texas continues to experience job growth (seeing positive trends in 15 of the past 16 months), it’s no wonder that businesses and prospective employees alike continue to flock to the region.

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Permitting In Midlothian, Texas: Interview with Applied LNG

January 04, 2017 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

When California-headquartered Applied LNG began scouting out potential sites in late 2013 for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant, time was among the critical concerns. After a vigorous search, the company chose a 31-acre site in the 1,700-acre RailPort Business Park in Midlothian, Texas, just 30 minutes south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Site Selection Factors You Might Not Have Considered

December 12, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

When Texas holds the ranking for best business climate year after year, what does that really mean? What factors play into the successful environment Texas businesses continue to enjoy?

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Resolving the Problems with Permitting

December 12, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

When a company is expanding or relocating, there is one thing that is always certain: time is of the essence.

And there are few things that can put the brakes on a site selection project like permitting and approvals. Whether it’s a personnel issue, paperwork problem or miscommunication, the seemingly simple act of permitting can turn into a business owner’s worst nightmare if things don’t go according to plan.

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The Texas Business Climate: Where Less Is Best

November 23, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

What constitutes a favorable business climate for expanding and relocating businesses?

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Continued Growth Expected for District: Q3 2016

November 17, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development

 

Based on a report by School District Strategies (SDS) on residential activity in the Midlothian Independent School District (MISD) during the third quarter of 2016, it’s clear that the district is still among the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex’s leading growth sectors. 

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