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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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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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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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SK Energy: Why Midlothian?

September 27, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development


This post is part of our “Why Midlothian?” blog series.

We interviewed Brooke Sills, owner of SK Energy, to discuss why she chose to make something great in Midlothian.

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Midlothian, Texas: Manufacturing Success

September 22, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development


In the manufacturing world, it’s tough to beat Texas.

With its robust business climate, ever-mushrooming labor pool and enviable operating costs, the Lone Star State is a choice destination for a variety of expanding and relocating companies, but especially manufacturing firms.

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Texas Tops Site Selection Magazine’s 2016 Sustainability Rankings

August 10, 2016 by Midlothian Economic Development


There is no doubt that environmental awareness and cleaner living is integral to long-term economic success. And, Texas is well-versed in this school of thought.

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Gerdau Midlothian Mill Awarded Skills Development Fund


Steel producer Gerdau, located in Midlothian, Texas, recently joined the ranks of Lone Star companies benefitting from the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant.

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Residential Construction Continues to Boom in Midlothian


Midlothian Enrollment and Homebuilding Barreling Forward

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 167 and closed 95 new homes in the district during the first quarter of 2016. This represents the most starts in a quarter in more than 6 years and the most first-quarter closings since 2008.

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Midlothian, Texas: A Safe Place to Live


A Safe Home is a Happy Home

When it comes to raising a family, having the sense that your community is safe, is near and dear to most parents’ hearts.

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