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Lone Star Advantages Spur Manufacturing Growth

While it’s true that U.S. manufacturing is not what it once was, this is not necessarily a bad thing.

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The Future of the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

In many ways the future is here. Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart-home technology, and other inventions of science fiction past have come to reality in quick succession, transforming lives and businesses everywhere. However, these changes have also created new problems to solve, and new concerns about technology in our lives. Perhaps the most prevalent of the concern surrounds the future of the workforce.

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Kroger Anchors Development Rising on Midlothian’s Horizon

February 27, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The new year is barreling forward in Midlothian where rapid growth has become the norm.

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Dynamic By Design: How North Texas Talent Fuels Precision Industries

February 22, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

There are no shortcuts when it comes to manufacturing a skilled workforce for the high-tech automotive, aerospace and aviation industries.

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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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Midlothian ISD Report Shows Record Residential Growth 

January 31, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

According to the most recent School District Strategies report, residential construction activity doesn’t show any sign of letting up in the Midlothian Independent School District. The report indicates builders started 185 and closed 151 new homes in the district during the third quarter of 2017. This represents the most home starts in the third quarter since 2006.

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Midlothian Business Institute Seeks Innovators

January 31, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

It is often said that little things can make all the difference. One of the best examples of this can be found in the business world.

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Adaptability and Technical Training are Critical Components of Modern Manufacturing Skills

January 30, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

Whether chemicals, fabricated metal products, transportation equipment, pharmaceuticals, computer equipment – or myriad other products – much of the manufacturing process is the same.

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How Texas' Workforce Brings Value to the Automotive and Aerospace Industries

January 26, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

While the automotive and aerospace industries may be very distinct from each other, they do share one thing in common: the need for top-notch skills.

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