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Why Midlothian: DJM Plumbing

August 30, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

WHY MIDLOTHIAN?

Few things can tell a community’s story better than its business residents’ insights. This is why we created the “Why Midlothian?” series

In this series, Midlothian companies share their experiences, observations and impressions about why Midlothian has proven a great fit for their business needs. We hope their stories will inspire you to consider how you can make something great with us in Midlothian.

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Texas’ Economic Policies Make Good Business Sense for Food Processors

August 23, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When it comes to states that can help position manufacturing companies for the best chance of growth and success, Texas is a pack leader.

As the country’s No. 1 exporter, Texas was ranked No. 1 on Chief Executive magazine’s 2017 and 2018 lists of “Best and Worst States for Business.”

The rankings cited Texas’ second-largest state airport system, including the world’s first purely industrial airport at the Fort Worth Alliance Global Logistics Hub; 11 deep-water ports, including the Port of...

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Methodist Midlothian Medical Center Will Be Anchor Institution

August 15, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

The arrival of a new hospital marks a major milestone in a growing community’s development process. It is indicative not only of population growth potential, but also of a fertile environment for business.

A vital asset with the power to significantly enhance residents’ quality of life, hospitals also cultivate community connectivity, set strategic relationships in motion, and can assist businesses in the area. These are just some of the reasons Midlothian is celebrating Methodist Health...

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4 Food Distribution Industry Challenges and How to Overcome Them

August 09, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

There is one constant in the food distribution business: change. Food and beverage distributors are continually adjusting how they operate to meet customer expectations and compete.

Several decades ago, if consumers wanted to purchase groceries, they had to visit separate stores like a butcher for meat and a bakery for bread. Over the years, distribution networks have evolved with the introduction of automobiles, trains, and planes, making it possible for stores to supply all the products...

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Google’s Search Leads to Midlothian

August 07, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

It’s official.

After months of speculation, Alphabet Inc.’s flagship subsidiary, Google, revealed on July 31, 2018, that it had purchased approximately 375 acres of land in Midlothian, Texas.

"Google has purchased property in Midlothian ... and while we do not have a confirmed timeline for development for the site, we want to ensure that we have the option to further grow should our business demand it," said Andrew Silvestri, Google's head of public policy and community relations for the...

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An Ideal Infrastructure: Key Resources Attracting Food Manufacturers to Texas

August 02, 2018 by Midlothian Economic Development

When choosing the ideal site to expand or relocate a food plant, the decision should always tie back to how the location will help the business thrive.

Food manufacturers often focus on access to a qualified workforce, quality of life, and food safety concerns when considering relocation. These are all valid concerns for site selection; however, other pertinent factors are often overlooked — namely, access to resources.

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