Larry Barnett, president / CEO of Midlothian Economic Development, has been named to Consultant Connect’s 2017 North America's Top 50 Economic Developers list. He was one of just seven economic developers from Texas to appear on the list.[Continue Reading]
What do Amazon, Apple and Toyota all have in common?[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
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.[Continue Reading]
What constitutes a favorable business climate for expanding and relocating businesses?[Continue Reading]
We understand that site selectors and CEOs have to fight restricting state regulations that slow down a relocation process or hinders long-run business growth. However, there’s good news — not all states run that way. Not all state regulations have to be a nightmare.
Texas enables site selectors and CEOs to enjoy doing business in the Lone Star state. When looking to expand, move, or startup a business, we know there’s a lot of research involved to find a state that truly is business...[Continue Reading]
The CEOs of the nation have spoken. With a promising economy, highly rated quality of life, and positive business-friendly climate, Texas is time and time again denoted as a great place to do business.[Continue Reading]